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Sorry folks I missed the following news release from Boulder County last week.

Also the last alert didn't reach some of you so here it is again:
A news release has been published by Larimer County Board of County Commissioners.
Subject: Second Woody Bio Mass Sort Yard opens in Larimer County
News Release: http://www.larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=191


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wood and slash drop-off site to open for mountain residents near Allenspark this Saturday
CONTACT: Barb Halpin, Boulder County Public Information Officer, 303-441-1622
County residents can use site just north of Allenspark/Meeker Park at no charge through early September
(Boulder County, Colo.) –A new site for wood and slash collection will open this weekend just north of Allenspark to accommodate wood from private lands. The new location is situated near Meeker Park, just over the border from Boulder County in Larimer County. Boulder County will operate the site in partnership with Larimer County, and there will be no charge for Boulder County residents to use the site.
Opening Day – Sat., July 19
Wood and slash can be dropped off beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 19, at the new collection site located at 8170 Hwy 7 in Larimer County. The site is located north of Meeker Park on Highway 7, about one-eighth of a mile past the Larimer County line on the east side of the road.
The hours of operation will be:
Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday
Due to increased mountain pine beetle activity in the mountains, the new Meeker Park site is accepting any size material with no diameter limit. Trees will be processed based on their condition or value for other applications. During beetle flight (which takes place roughly now through the end of September), beetle-infested wood will be treated and disposed of on-site. It is anticipated that this is the only year that Boulder County will be accepting wood at this site during beetle flight. Next year, the County will open the site in the spring to give private landowners more opportunity to drop off their wood and slash earlier in the season.
With the opening of the new site, Boulder County will stop accepting wood and slash at the Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off Center in Allenspark. No wood or slash will be accepted at either location on Friday, July 18, as county staff move operations to the new site. Wood chips from the Allenspark site will continue to be available for use as garden mulch free of charge while supplies last, but all wood and slash drop-offs will now take place at the site in Larimer County.
For more information, visit the Forest Health Web site, call Wayne Harrington at 303-678-6368, or send us an email.
Note: No other organic materials will be accepted. Do not drop-off any construction materials, root balls, furniture or household trash, and or wood with metal wire on it at any time at any transfer station or drop-off site.