2017 Spring Clean Up

Posted on: June 14th, 2017

2017 Spring Clean Up

 Saturday, June 24

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bluebird Lodge parking lot.

DIVERSION and RECYCLING are the focus again this year. Boulder County will support our diversion/recycling efforts, but they are no longer providing any money for trash disposal. We will only be getting two dumpsters for trash and, since we will have to pay for them ($365 each), we will need to charge (rate sheet at the end).

Four Dumpsters will arrive between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. – 2 for junk/trash (we will need to collect a fee for trash), one for metal, one for wood – general wood/lumber as in the past. Please don’t come with stuff earlier than 10:00.


***And, as always, we need volunteers to help!***

To volunteer, please contact me, Gretchen Diefenderfer, at gretchend@mac.com (303-442-3847).


DIVERSION (see http://www.ecocycle.org/charm).

Mixed rigid plastics (playground stuff, coolers, etc.) and Styrofoam

Tires – no rims.

Refrigerators and freezers!

Electronics, small appliances


Household hazardous waste (HHW)



            Car batteries


        METAL Container

No liquidsNo fridgesNo tires on rims (just rims are ok!)No batteriesNo paint cans with paint still in them. We will take fridges and tires this year, but they have to go in the diversion trucks [there will be one for tires and appliances, one for HHW, one for mattresses, and four Gaylords (4’x4’ containers) for electronics].

Wire fencing and barbed wire are ok


WOOD Container

No chemically treated wood including stain or paint – No nails in the wood (although a few seem to be ok, just not an excessive amount) – No particleboard. Slash is ok – no longer than 18” (be judicious with this – there is only one dumpster and it can’t take a forest of slash)

TRASH Containers – junk

        No recyclables! We need to pay for this and will need to charge for trash.

            $10-12 per car, van, or SUV (less for just a few things)

            $15-18 per pick-up truck or trailer full

            $25 per vehicle with trailer

Please remember that it would be much more expensive to take a truckload to the dump (a carload taken to Western Disposal is charged $37-$45).

Repurposing – We encourage people to bring stuff that others might want. Be prepared to pick these items up if no one wants them, or for them to go into the dumpsters. We will take some stuff down to donate in Boulder, either to second hand stores or to Resource 2000. But don’t forget we will have the town bake/rummage/craft sale in September, too.

 Any propane bottles must be vented and this means the entire top mechanism must be removed. Just opening it does not suffice. We made this mistake once and it cost us!


 Isn’t it amazing how stuff piles up! This is your chance to clear it out once again!