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Special trash service dates announced
According to Boulder Revised Code (BRC) 1981 Section 6-3-9, property owners and managers of rental properties in the University Hill and Goss/Grove neighborhoods are required to contract with trash haulers for pick-up service for the following dates in 2012:
- Fall: Saturday, July 28 through Monday, August 27
The University Hill neighborhood boundaries are from Arapahoe Avenue to Baseline Road and from Broadway Street to Ninth Street, and the Goss/Grove neighborhood boundaries are from Canyon Boulevard to Arapahoe Avenue and from Folsom Street to 15th Street.
The Special Trash Service code requires that rental properties in these neighborhoods sign up for the program through their contracted trash haulers. The Boulder Police Department’s Code Enforcement Unit will issue a summons to property owners and managers of rental properties in these two neighborhoods if they are not signed up for the program, regardless of the extent of trash violations on their property. The fine for a violation of this section of the code is $250 for a first offense.
The Special Trash Service code requirement was implemented in 2003 as a result of a community group recommendation. During tenant move-in and move-out periods, which occur at the beginning and end of the University of Colorado’s academic year, the Goss/Grove and University Hill neighborhoods experience significant trash impacts. This program was initially developed as a pilot program in 2002. Its success resulted in the development of the specific code requirement.
Pilot program increasing education and enforcement on bear attractants begins this week
The City of Boulder and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife are partnering on an Urban Black Bear Education and Enforcement pilot program that begins on Saturday, April 28. The purpose of the program is to explore the effectiveness of education and enforcement on improving the ways residential trash is secured and other bear attractants are minimized in western Boulder. The pilot neighborhood includes approximately 600 residences west of Ninth Street, north of Baseline Road and south of Arapahoe Avenue.
On Saturday, April 28, staff and volunteers will begin going door-to-door in the pilot neighborhood and provide residents with information on removing bear attractants from their property. They will also discuss the existing state and city laws requiring trash to be secured from bears. Increased enforcement of the trash regulations will begin in June.
A public open house to provide information and answer questions about the pilot program will be held on Monday, April 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Flatirons Elementary School, 1150 Seventh St.
Residents are encouraged to participate in an online survey to help determine effective strategies to keep bears out of trash at www.boulderwildlifeplan.net.
Some tips for preventing human-bear conflicts include the following:
- Store trash indoors or in a way that does not allow bears to scatter it. (This is required by city ordinance.)
- Store birdfeeders indoors at night from April to November.
- Store pet food inside.
- Keep BBQ grills clean.
- Keep garage and home doors closed.
For more information about the pilot program, contact Val Matheson, City of Boulder Urban Wildlife, 303-441-3004.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers information on how to safely coexist with bears. For more information, visit http://www.wildlife.state.co.us/bears.
If you experience problems with bears or other wildlife, call Boulder Police Department 303-441-3333 or Colorado Parks and Wildlife 303-291-7227.