flood debris 

Debris Collection & Removal

Roadside Debris Removal

Debris haulers will be making final passes in the limited pickup areas at the end of May. Residents in the areas listed below should have their debris to the side of the road no later than May 21. Debris piles should then be reported to the Debris Response Team to have a pickup scheduled. All residents will be responsible for their own debris removal after May 21. Debris can be hauled to Front Range or Foothills landfill

Limited Spring 2014 Debris Removal

Limited pickup areas include:
  • Longmont Dam Rd
  • Apple Valley Rd
  • Wagon Wheel Gap Rd
  • Old St Vrain Rd, CR 69 & lower portion of Red Gulch
  • N 83rd St & North County Line Rd near Little Thompson
  • N 75th St between Hygiene and St Vrain Rd
  • Raymond, Riverside, CR 103N
  • Jamestown
  • James Canyon Dr
  • Lefthand Canyon up to Lickskillet
  • All of Gold Run Rd
  • All of Fourmile Canyon Dr, up to Sunset
  • N 41st & Oxford near Lefthand Creek
  • N 49th St between Oxford and Niwot Rd
  • N 63rd St between Oxford and Niwot, Brigadoon Glen and Oriole Estates
  • N 73rd St & Nimbus, near Lefthand Creek
  • N 81st St at Lefthand Creek
Please see the map of these areas.

If you live in one of these areas, please follow the following guidelines:
  • Debris piles should be 3ft from the side of the roadway to allow for any snow removal operations
  • Do not block the roadway, waterways or any culverts with debris
  • Debris removal vehicles will only be able to access existing, county maintained, accessible roads at this time; unmaintained Jeep roads will not be serviced
  • To report your debris pile, fill out the form below.

Separate Debris into Four Piles

  1. General household debris including furniture, mattresses, drywall, insulation, tile, wood, and other construction materials damaged by the flood. 
  2. Electronics and appliances
  3. Woody debris (vegetation)
  4. Mud, silt, sand and rock

Open Burning of Flood Debris

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to use caution before burning vegetative flood debris. Please consider the ongoing flood recovery efforts and understand the limitations of public safety and access. Many roads continue to not be easily accessible by fire and rescue vehicles and the response time and consequential potential fire growth in the event of an escape could be disastrous. We encourage private landowners to seek alternatives to open burning.

Burning of flood debris is also a public health concern due to the smoke created when burning and its impacts to air quality. Much of the flood debris is illegal to burn with or without a permit. As an example, it is illegal to burn material that is wet or full of soil, construction debris, and/or trash. A permit is required for burning clean, dry, tree branches that are less than 6” in diameter. To apply for a burn permit and to see additional restrictions, visit http://bit.ly/openburning.

Hazardous Material

  • Do not place any hazardous materials such as paints, oils, gas cans etc. at curbside.
  • All hazardous materials must be hauled directly to the Hazardous Materials Management Facility at 1901 63rd Street in Boulder.
For more information, contact Resource Conservation at 720-564-2222 or email us at debrisresponseteam@bouldercounty.org.


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