Noxious Weeds

The Town of Estes Park Parks Division handles the noxious weed control on Town property. Property owners are responsible for weed mitigation and management on private properties to comply with the Estes Valley Municipal Code (Section 8.04.030 & 8.04.040) referenced on this website. In addition, the Town teams up with the Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) to hold Monitored Weed Drop-offs and the annual Weed Roundup on one Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, in each month during June, July, August, and September. The annual Weed Roundup with educational materials is held in conjunction with the July Monitored Weed Drop-off.

In 2020 the Monitored Weed Drop-offs are scheduled for June 27, July 25, August 22, and September 26. The July 25 Weed Roundup offers in-depth interaction with weed experts to help with weed identification, management, eradication suggestions, and educational materials.

Bring your weeds - no slash, pine needles, pine cones, trash, etc. - in paper yard bags for free disposal. Please remove/shake off dirt from plant roots. Bags will only be accepted during Monitored Weed Drop-off times at the 666 Elm Road site. Unauthorized drop-offs at this location are considered theft of services; this site is electronically monitored. Weeds and trash can be disposed of year-round at Waste Management for a fee. No bags of non-weed materials will be accepted at these events. Paper yard bags are available for purchase at local hardware stores. These events are made possible with the support from Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA), the Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Estes Valley Land Trust, and individual donors. ELSA meets the first Thursday of the month (January thru June, August, September and November) at 9:30 AM in the George Hix Room at US Bank. The Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide is available at the Estes Valley Library and Town Hall (Public Works and Police Department offices) year-round. Guides are also available at the Master Gardeners booth at the summer Farmers Market. For more information about ELSA contact ELSA.weeds@gmail.com.

Monitored weed disposal opportunities will be posted in the EP News and on the Town of Estes Park website: www.estes.org/weeds.

 

Town of Estes Park Enforcement

Noxious Weed Violations and Code Enforcement are now being handled by the EP Police Department. Potential violations of weed infestations can be reported directly to the Town of Estes Park Code Enforcement Officer at www.estes.org/codeenforcement or 970-586-3877.