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Larimer County Landfill Accepting Flood Debris – What They Will and Will Not Take

Larimer County Landfill
Todd Harding, TSM

Still haven’t finished cleaning up from the flood last September?  The Larimer County Landfill is accepting flood debris and waste.

Debris and waste will be charged at the regular per cubic yard rate of $5.25 plus 10 cents surcharge per cubic yard for cars; $5.25 plus 20 cents surcharge per cubic yard for trucks; and $5.25 plus 30 cents surcharge for commercial per cubic yard. ALL LOADS MUST BE COVERED BY A TARP.

WHAT THE LANDFILL WON’T TAKE

Asbestos: Larimer County will accept NON-friable asbestos. If flood debris is known to contain friable asbestos they will NOT accept it. If it is unknown, they will accept it. Dry materials should be wetted or wrapped in plastic to minimize airborne contaminants.

Electronics: Electronics such as computers and televisions can be taken to the electronics recycling center operated by Waste Management for a $.40/lb. fee. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a temporary waiver of the electronic waste landfill ban which allows the disposal of only residential electronic waste at a landfill if the waste has been contaminated by sewage, septage or is not recyclable from flood debris contamination.

Liquids: Only landfills with a liner and sump system are allowed to accept flood debris that is expressing liquids for disposal. The Larimer County Landfill IS NOT LINED and this debris will not be accepted.

WHAT THE LANDFILL WILL TAKE

Flood damaged construction debris: Drywall, lumber, windows and doors, concrete blocks, siding, insulation, etc. and septage and sewage if mixed with other debris.

Dirt:  Wet dirt over 50% of the total load will be charged at the regular rate of $8.65 per cubic yard plus 30 cents surcharge ($8.95) per cubic yard for trucks and $8.65 per cubic yard plus 30 cents surcharge ($8.95) per cubic yard for commercial.

Appliances:  Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, and laundry appliances. $23/each for Freon containing units. Other items are charged at the regular landfill rates.

Dead animal carcasses: $12/100 pounds.

Wood: Wood and woody materials (logs, root balls, and stumps) brought to the landfill whether flood debris or not with a diameter larger than 2 feet MUST be cut into lengths 6 feet or shorter.

Automobiles: Cars, trucks, and motor home bodies, $50/each. Titles must accompany these items. Fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and other automotive fluids must be removed and disposed of properly.

Hazardous Waste: The Household Hazardous Waste Program is currently operating under normal conditions. Typical household chemicals including paints, stains, cleaners, pesticides and other household chemicals are being accepted from Larimer County residents, free of charge.

Recyclable items: Normal recyclable materials should be dry. Metal items to be recycled must be washed clean of mud and debris before recycling. Wet items are not acceptable for recycling and should be disposed of in the landfill.

[Larimer County]

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