Noxious Weeds

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 and 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. Again, this year due to COVID guidelines and restrictions, there will be limited interaction.

In 2021 the Monitored Weed Drop-offs are scheduled for June 19, July 17, August 21, and September 18. Normally the July 17 Weed Roundup offers in-depth interaction with weed experts to help with weed identification, management, eradication suggestions, and educational materials. This interaction will be determined at the time of the event.

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 sites 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 the Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA), the Town of Estes Park, Larimer County Natural Resources, 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 a.m. in the George Hix Room located in the lower level of the US Bank building. The Twenty Ob-Noxious Weeds in the Estes Valley Identification and Management Guide is available at the Estes Valley Library, Town Hall (Police Dept. and Public Works offices), Ace Hardware, True Value, and this website year-round. Guides are also available at the Master Gardners booth at the summer Farmers Market. For more information about ELSA contact ELSA.weeds@gmail.com.

Monitored weed disposal opportunities are posted in the EP News along with weekly Weed Alert articles, and on this Town of Estes Park webpage (www.estes.org/weeds).

Town of Estes Park Enforcement

Noxious Weed Violations and Code Enforcement are now being handled by the Estes Park Police Department at estes.org/codecompliance or 970-586-4000. Potential violations of weed infestations can be reported directly to the Town of Estes Park Code Enforcement Office: estes.org/codecompliance or 970-586-4000.