Given the unprecedented amount of damage sustained and customers affected, Western Disposal has decided that the most effective course of action is to begin running our regularly scheduled routes today, Monday September 16. We will then continue to maintain our published collection schedules.
We understand that our residential customers that were not picked up on Thursday and Friday of last week may have an excess of diversion materials (recycle and/or compost). We ask that you please maintain your regularly assigned schedule so that we can process the waste materials as quickly and as effectively as possible. If you feel that you cannot hold those materials that would have been picked up last week until the next scheduled pick up, you may label them as trash and they will be processed as such.
For the residential trash service Thursday and Friday customers, we will pick up the equivalent of two weeks’ worth of volume. For example, if you have a 64 gallon cart we will pick up the volume of the cart plus an additional 64 gallons of trash. If our trucks are unable to access your curb to empty your carts, you can move the carts to an accessible location nearest to your property for us to pick up. If you have large amounts of trash to be removed, please contact our customer service department (303-444-2037) to arrange for a pickup.
We kept our transfer station open last weekend and will do so again Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd starting at 7:00 AM. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to catch up.
Please note that the City and County of Boulder has asked that Western Disposal provide trash receptacles for debris at various community locations. You can access the receptacle locations as well as a list of what can and cannot be placed in the receptacles on the Boulder Office of Emergency Management website here: http://ht.ly/oTmOV
President Obama has declared the areas affected by the flood a major disaster. This action makes federal funding available to affected individuals. FEMA said residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance on Monday by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling (800)621-FEMA(3362). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7am to 10pm seven a week until further notice.