Summit County Resource Allocation Park oversees the actual recycling operations. High Country Conservation Center (HC3) provides a great deal of information on recycling and waste disposal topics. HC3 also works on Green Building, Efficient and Renewable Energy, and other resource conservation topics.
Summit County Recycling Drop-Off Centers
Summit County operates free recycling drop-off centers in Silverthorne, Frisco and Breckenridge. Both are open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, even during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
At SCRAP, we accept appliances, electronic recycling, household hazardous waste, motor oil and antifreeze, scrap metal, tires and wood waste for recycling.
Please review the many links on the HC3 homepage for your specific recycling needs and if you still need more information, please call the gatehouse at (970) 668-4290 ext. 0 and we will direct you to the proper source.
Glass Recycling: Bottle to Bottle
To maximize the environmental benefits and financial sustainability of our recycling program, Summit County does not allow glass to be included in single-stream recycling. The best way to recycle glass is to bring it to one of our free drop-off centers or neighborhood glass depots. Watch the video to learn more.
Use Rocky the Recycling Robot
Hi, I’m Rocky the Recycling Robot, an easy to use directory to help residents and visitors of Summit County learn where to recycle, compost, or dispose of various materials in Summit County through the High Country Conservation Center (HC3). It’s simple, just input the item you are looking to get rid of in the search bar below, and we’ll tell you what to do with it. Remember, this information is intended primarily to facilitate the recycling of materials generated by households.
Rocky the Recycling Robot
Free Recycling Events
Every May, the SCRAP holds a free recycling event in concert with Summit County Cleanup Day. We accept a variety of materials for recycling or safe disposal, to ensure that they don't harm our water quality. Accepted materials include electronics, household hazardous waste (paint, stain, pesticide, cleaners) and pharmaceuticals. The event is open to all Summit County residents and property owners.