In an effort to help with the ongoing cleanup of flood debris, the Weld County Health Department and Board of Commissioners has decided to provide additional disposal vouchers to Weld residents.
Only those residents continuing to clean up waste from the September floods in unincorporated communities are eligible to receive the vouchers.
“Last fall, many residents in the unincorporated areas of the county focused on cleaning and repairing their homes before winter set in,” said Trevor Jiricek, director of the Weld County Department of Environmental Health, in a news release. “Now that spring is here, many of those same families are now cleaning up the debris from their property and fields.”
Debris such as tires, fallen trees and other items still litter many areas of the county along the river.
The county gave out 3,500 vouchers last fall, 1,600 of which were used costing the county $47,000. Those costs were covered by aid from FEMA, according to a news release.
This time, the vouchers will not be covered by FEMA but will come from the county’s solid waste fund.
To request a voucher, residents should call (970) 304-6484 and leave a message with their name, contact number and address. A member of the Debris Assessment Team will respond within 24 hours.