El Paso County has announced a location for drop off of spoiled food for residents affected by the Black Forest fire.
A dumpster for spoiled food located at the El Paso County Slash and Mulch on Herring Road will be moved to the parking lot of the trailhead for Section 16 along Burgess Road between Vollmer and Herring. This dumpsite for spoiled food will be available Wednesday, June 19, starting at 9 a.m.
There are two dumpster locations for spoiled food:
1. The El Paso County Black Forest Regional Park just north of Shoup Road on Milam.
2. The parking lot of the trailhead for Section 16 along Burgess Road between Vollmer and Herring.
The dumpster previously offered at the North Black Forest Fire Station, located at 16465 Ridge Run Drive is no longer available.
The two locations will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. These sites can only be used for spoiled food. Your regular household trash service will resume on your regular scheduled day.
Heavy duty plastic trash bags will be available at these sites as well. If you have questions, ask for Public Health at the Black Forest Fire Disaster Assistance Center, (719) 444-8301.