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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Windsor Residents Encouraged to Protect Local Waterways by Properly Disposing of Yard Waste

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WINDSOR, Colo. – Town of Windsor residents are encouraged to dispose yard waste properly and keep roadways clear when street sweepers are in the area. Compliance with these procedures protect the Cache la Poudre River and other local waterways from pollution and residents from unsafe road conditions.  

When decomposing leaves, excess fertilizer and other trash and debris flow down into storm drains, it increases the amount of excess phosphorous in local water systems. This can result in algae blooms and poor downstream quality. Residents are discouraged from sweeping excess waste into the street as large piles of debris can break the machines. Sweeper clogs can result in expensive repairs and residents may face a $70 fine in the event of clogged storm drains or ice buildup.

The Town of Windsor is split into 20 different sweeping districts and each area is swept at least four times a year or as needed. The downtown business district is swept 16 times a year during the early morning before businesses open and areas with larger, mature trees are several times a week during leaf season. Residents can visit the website for an interactive street sweeping map and schedule at windsorgov.com/StreetSweeping.

Street sweeping typically takes place from Apr. 1 to Nov. 30. If temperatures are above freezing, sweeping may take place from December to March. To assist street sweeping operations, make sure items like trash cans, vehicles and sports equipment are moved away from the street.

Leaves, twigs, branches, grass clippings or other organic debris can be properly disposed of at our Fall Clean-Up Event held on Oct. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Services Facility located at 922 N. 15th St. For more information on Fall Clean-Up, visit the fall Windsor Matters magazine webpage at windsorgov.com/WindsorFallCleanUp22.

In addition to the Fall Clean-up Event, Windsor Utility customers can receive a one-time annual reimbursement of up to $10 for responsible yard waste recycling at local organics disposal facilities such as A1 Organics or Ewing Landscape Materials any time during the year. Additional details about the Town’s yard waste recycling program are available at windsorgov.com/YardWasteRebate.

For more information about the Town of Windsor Streets Division and Street Sweeping, visit windsorgov.com/StreetSweeping.

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