Do you want to reduce your food waste but don’t know where to start?
HC3’s Food Scrap Recycling program provides a convenient way to compost at home and at work.

What is Food Scrap Recycling?

Recycle your Food Waste – By diverting ALL food scraps away from the landfill, you are mitigating greenhouse gas emissions!

Your participation in the Food Scrap Recycling program helps minimize methane emissions, a greenhouse gas, produced by food decomposing in landfills. Composting also creates a closed-loop system wherein uneaten food is turned into a valuable soil amendment.

Service includes:

Bring up to 10 gallons of food scraps a week to the compost bins at the Frisco or Breckenridge Recycling Center. Summit Roll-Offs hauls it to SCRAP’s composting facility where the food scraps break down into High Country Compost.

*Great news! Thanks to funding from 1A/Strong Future, residents can now drop off food scraps at no charge at the Breckenridge and Frisco Recycling Centers. The program is free however all participants must register. Click the Sign Up button below to get started. 

Food Scrap Recycling Program Info

No Paper Products

The reason paper products are not accepted in Summit County composting is for two reasons as determined by SCRAP:

  1. Paper products are lightweight, blow off the composting piles, and cause litter due to the wind.
  2. We have excess carbon in the landfill due to so much beetle kill wood in the county.

The exceptions to the no paper products rule are used coffee filters and tea bags.


Please do not include bags with your compost. Even BPI Certified compostable bags do not break down in our arid mountain environment. Food Scraps Only need to be dumped from your container to the toter directly.

Calling All Silverthorne & Dillon Residents

Are you in favor of a drop off location nearer to you?

Please email RE: Dillon Drop Off, for more details on the lobby to establish a drop-off location at the town of Dillon Recycling Center in 2019.

Buy Local Compost

Have you seen our community gardens? The abundance of vegetables and salad greens are due to great soil! You, too, can have great soil by purchasing locally made compost from the Summit County Resource Allocation Park at the landfill near Keystone. The compost starts with biosolids and food waste. It is then mixed with chips from mountain pine beetle kill – one solution to deal with a substantial amount of dead trees. Nutrient-rich compost starts at $19 a cubic yard. This compost meets all STA Class III certifications. For more info about the High Country Compost product, please click here or contact (970) 468-9263 x0.

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