Hey Summit County, how do you recycle?

There are two ways to recycle in Summit County, and the rules are different for each.

1) Drop-off at the free, 24-hour drop-off centers located in Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne
2) Single Stream (mixed recycling) bin picked up at your home or business

 New and Expanded Recycling Programs

A Summit County Strong Future Initiative


Food Scraps

Food scrap drop off is available for free in Breckenridge and Frisco.



Cartons are now accepted at drop-off recycling sites.



Mattresses can now be recycled for free at the SCRAP.



Separate your glass and find a glass depot near you.

Rocky the Recycling Robot

Search Rocky for how to recycle your item.

Common Hard-to-Recycle items
Map of recycling sites
NEW recycling programs

Rocky the Recycling Robot

Search Rocky for how to recycle your item.

Common Hard-to-Recycle items
Map of recycling sites
NEW recycling programs

Summit County Needs You To Sort Out Your Recycling

Find Out If You're Doing Right

Find a Recycling Site in Summit County

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PLEASE NOTE: Coyne Valley Road will be closed April through September of 2022. Please access the Breckenridge Recycling Center from Airport Road via Valley Brook Street.

Recycling Centers – accept separated recyclables such as cardboard, food scraps, paper, 1-2 plastic bottles, scrap metal, cans, cartons and glass.

Silverthorne Recycling Center
The site is located on 0255 River Road in Silverthorne, near the Blue River Ball Fields and behind the Outlets. The Dillon Recycling Center is now closed.

Summit County Resource Allocation Park, SCRAP – accepts hard to recycle items such as mattresses; household hazardous waste such as paint; and electronics including TVs, laptops, and more; also includes landfill services and compost sales

Glass Stations – glass depots for colored and clear glass bottle recycling

Rx Prescription Drop off – secure bins for unused or unwanted medications

Questions? Call us at 970-668-5703
HC3 staff are here to answer recycling questions Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our office is closed on major holidays and for occasional special events.
Where Does Your Recycling Go?
All materials recycled at the drop-off centers are transported to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP, also the landfill) in Keystone, where they are sorted, baled, and shipped all over the United States to be made into new products. Take a tour of the SCRAP which includes recycling, compost and landfill facilities.

At the Drop-Off Recycling Centers

In Your Single Stream Bin

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