Flood Debris 

Private Property Flood Debris Cleanup (FDC) Program

Program Summary & Eligible Properties

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Boulder County is accepting applications from unincorporated Boulder County residents for the Private Property Flood Debris Cleanup (FDC)  program (Phase 2). The FDC program assists property owners with the removal and disposal of debris left by the 2013 Flood. Property owners who have received direct financial assistance from FEMA for debris removal are not eligible for the FDC program. All other unincorporated Boulder County residential and commercial properties with remaining debris are invited to apply. Applicants are required to sign the Boulder County Right of Entry form (below) in order to be eligible. Owner-occupied residential properties will be granted prioritization in the selection process.

*This program is supported, in part, by the Disaster National Emergency Grant (DNEG).

Program Capabilities

The FDC program is designed to create employment opportunities for Boulder County residents affected by the flood. The FDC workforce will come prepared with small hand tools, wheelbarrows, chain saws, and in some cases, mid-sized machinery, including wheel loaders and backhoes. We ask that applicants provide detailed debris information in their application so that FDC staff may come prepared with the appropriate tools and equipment. FDC staff work between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The FDC program IS capable of:

  • The removal of small to medium-sized vegetative debris, including small downed trees;
  • The removal of mud and/or sediment. Please consider that the program has limited access to heavy equipment (wheel loaders, etc) and large amounts of sediment are beyond program capabilities;
  • Household debris, including destroyed drywall or other flood-damaged household goods. Household hazardous materials (car batteries, paint, etc) and electronic waste can also be removed by FDC crews;
  • Disposal costs associated with FDC debris removal are covered by the FDC program and will not be charged to the property owner.
  • FDC supervisors retain the right to determine if debris exceeds program capabilities.

The FDC program IS NOT capable of:

  • Work typically performed by arborists or forestry professionals, including tree-felling or ‘snagged’ tree removal;
  • Changing waterway patterns, stream bank stabilization or relocating the creek bed;
  • Reimbursement for past work;
  • Performing work on properties not located in unincorporated Boulder County.

How to Apply

The Boulder County Flood Debris Cleanup Program has been completed and we are no longer accepting applications.



FDC Program
Resource Conservation Division

720-564-2227 (fax)
FDC Program


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