The overarching goal of the Department of Public Works is to maintain town-owned infrastructure. In addition, it provides support to other departments for various special events throughout the year, planning, and assisting
with set-up/tear-down, crowd control, trash collection, traffic control,
and vendor supervision.
Through the Roads and Bridges, Public Works manages the following:
Public Works conducts an annual "Spring Clean Up" in May of each year. For 2013, the dates are: Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. Removal and disposal of qualified items is free because the Town of Avon sponsors this as a service to its residents.
To initiate a pick-up, please call Avon Public Works at 748-4100
and leave a message as to the item(s) requiring disposal and the date
when you request pickup. Then place the items at the curbside of your
property. Qualifying items include: most used appliances, furniture,
yard waste, regular garbage, and other items which are routinely
accepted at the landfill. Public Works personnel will collect these items between the
hours of 8AM-5PM Monday through Thursday and 8AM-2PM on Friday. We
regret that we cannot accommodate requests outside of these dates or
collection of non-qualified items.
note that items with special handling and disposal requirements do not
qualify for this program. For example, we cannot pick up tires,
construction debris, hazardous and toxic waste (e.g., paints, motor oil,
batteries, etc.), fluorescent light bulbs, refrigerators and freezers.
Please contact Eagle County 328-3470 for recycling and disposal methods
of these items.
For more information about Spring Clean Up or questions about specific items, please contact Gary Padilla at 748-4118.
In addition, the Avon Municipal Code was recently updated with new weed control laws. The legislation is consistent with Colorado Noxious Weed Act and requires the removal of noxious weeds from properties within the Town of Avon. Avon includes all of the State’s A-list species, twenty-six List-B species, and one additional locally problematic weed—Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis) in its Noxious Weed Management Plan. Photographs of the most commonly found noxious weeds in the Avon area are available here. Detailed information about these weeds and all other noxious weeds listed in Colorado is available from the State Department of Agriculture noxious weed web site. The Plan outlines management practices for noxious weeds mandating that nearly all noxious weeds are to, at a minimum, control their spread. This means that plants are not allowed to go to seed, and plants which have already flowered must be physically removed – including the seed pods.
Landscaping is allowed in the right-of-way, but must adhere to allowed plantings. Please review Avon's right-of-way planting standards before planting. These restrictions are designed to protect the visibility of the traveling public, protect sidewalks and pavements from long-term root damage, and ensure snow storage is provided for road maintenance operations while still encouraging beautification of our street frontage.