BOULDER - On Thursday, the City of Boulder will start the curbside pickup for residential flood debris.
RECENT COLORADO FLOODING STORIES
Residents are asked to place flood debris, such as carpet, drywall, appliances and trees on the curbside for the three-week period of collection. Debris should be placed so it does not block drainage, sidewalks, bike lanes or fire hydrants.
FEMA states curbside pickup is limited to debris created by the storm. FEMA requirements include:
-Storm-related debris only
-Debris should not be placed in plastic trash bags.
-Debris already in plastic bags must be opened to allow FEMA verification of storm debris.
-Do not place household trash with flood debris.
To help with prompt curbside collection, residents should keep appliances at the curb separate from other flood debris.
Electronics and mud are not included in curbside collection. Electronics can be taken to Eco-Cycle's Center for Hard to Recycle Materials, located at 5030 Old Pearl St. or at the Western Disposal for recycling. For more information, visit http://www.ecocycle.org/charm or http://www.westerndisposal.com/.
Household hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides and chemicals must be taken to Hazardous Materials Management Facility at 1901 63rd St., located behind the Boulder County Recycling Facility.
For information on potential mud disposal contractors for residential use visit: http://www.boulderfloodinfo.net/
Curbside cleanup routes and schedules are all available at http://www.boulderfloodinfo.net/. The city has been divided into four zones. Debris will be picked up in each zone at least twice, starting Thursday and ending Oct. 18.
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