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ADDENDUM - Larimer County Is Concerned Over Illegal Dumping

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: May 29, 2014

Contact Information:

Lori Hodges, Director of Emergency Mgmt. & Recovery, 970-498-7147, 303-656-3214, lrhodges@larimer.org
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150, dlarue@larimer.org

Added sentence, 3rd paragraph: For information on Landfill disposal rates and to calculate your cost please visit the Larimer County web site: http://larimer.org/solidwaste/disposal.htm. (To clarify that disposal at the Landfill is not free.)

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Fort Collins, CO – Larimer County crews have been cleaning up the last of the debris piles from county roadways since the right-of-way debris program ended on May 10th. The County appreciates the efforts of residents in flood damaged communities who got their debris to the county right-of-way before the end of the program May 10, 2014.
 
In some flood impacted areas the transition has gone from ‘debris pick up site’ to ‘illegal dump site’ for trash and household items. This is a great public health concern now that the weather has warmed causing food decay which is a public health and safety problem, attracting bears and other wildlife to these illegal dump sites.
 
 Illegal dumping is a crime and the County has had policies in place to prevent illegal dumping since 1996. All trash and debris should now be transported to the Larimer County Landfill for disposal. For information on Landfill disposal rates and to calculate your cost please visit the Larimer County web site: http://larimer.org/solidwaste/disposal.htm ‘No Dumping’ signs have been posted. If illegal dumping continues, Larimer County will consider enforcement procedures and penalties for offenders.  The County’s debris program was underway for nine months, from September to May. For specific questions or concerns please contact Lori Hodges, Director of Emergency management and recovery at 970-498-7147. .

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