Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Snow Response

Snow Response

In accordance with the Lyons Municipal Code, property owners - including both residents and businesses - must remove snow or ice 24 hours after the last accretion. If sidewalks remain hazardous and unkept, the Town will mitigate, and charges will be sent to the property owner. 

Thanks for your help in maintaining a safe environment.

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Recycling Guidelines

Contamination to single stream recycling is a huge problem: plastic bags cause machinery to jam; food scraps and liquids splatter workers; and non-recyclable materials reduce the value of the sorted materials driving the cost up for everyone. 

Now that the Recycling Center has moved to its new location near the wastewater treatment plant (198 2nd Ave.), please take a moment to be reminded of what should not be placed in the bins. 

If you see someone not following the guidelines, feel free to talk to them to let them know the rules—it takes a community.

Check out a list of items that you should avoid recycling at the drop-off center, and visit Boulder County's Recycling Drop-off Centers page for more information.

Recycling Guidelines
Recycling Guidelines

Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control

The Town of Lyons adopted the Backflow Prevention and Cross-connection Control Program (Ordinance 1007) in 2016. This BPCCC Program, in compliance with the Colorado State Regulation 11.39, was put in place to protect drinking water from possible contamination. All water systems experience conditions that could allow for the unintended reverse flow of liquid. This is known as “backflow.” Backflow events may be acute and could pose an immediate health risk to the public. Some common cross-connections found in buildings include: fire sprinkler lines, irrigation sprinkler lines, boilers, automatic soap injectors, hose bibs, display fountains.

If your commercial or multi-family connection currently has a backflow preventer installed, you are responsible to have these assemblies/devices/methods inspected annually (LMC 13-6-60) by a State-certified tester. You can find a list of certified testers HERE. Once the tester has provided a passing test, the results may be submitted via email to, mailed or dropped-off at Town Hall (432 5th Ave – PO BOX 49), by December 15, 2018.

More Information on Backflow Prevention & Cross-Connection Control Program >>

Boulder County Recreational Sport Shooting Update

Boulder County recently released an update on the sport shooting range project, which includes exploration of a potential site in Lyons. Information regarding the process and how to learn more are included in the update.

EcoCycle Survey

Complete Eco-Cycle’s short survey and enter to win movie tickets!

Have you become more aware of recycling and composting in Lyons in the past two years? Let Eco-Cycle know! Eco-Cycle has been working on making Lyons a Green Star Zero Waste Community, and they need your feedback! Please take a moment to fill out this short survey and enter to win two free tickets to the movies!

Also, save the date for one of our final feedback sessions at the Walt Self Community Room! Attendance at a focus group is not mandatory, but it is appreciated!

Thursday, November 29, 6:30 – 8:00pm >>

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 – 8:00pm >>

Saturday, December 8, 10:00 – 11:30am >>

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