There are two ways to recycle locally:

  1. Drop items off at a free Recycling Center
  2. Place items in the single stream bin at home or work. Single stream is a paid service, typically available from the same company that hauls your trash.

If you have a question on what’s accepted for recycling, use Rocky to search for a specific item or watch the videos below. Keep scrolling to see a map of recycling sites and learn about NEW recycling programs.

What is Recyclable in Summit County

At the Drop-Off Recycling Centers

In Your Single Stream Bin

Find a Recycling Site in Summit County

Use the check boxes in the map legend to find the drop-off location you are looking for.

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Recycling Centers – accept separated recyclables such as cardboard, food scraps, 1-2 plastics, batteries, scrap metal, and glass

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 is happy 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 staff events.

 New and Expanded Recycling Programs

A Summit County Strong Future Initiative

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Food Scraps

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

Recycling in Summit County

Cartons

Cartons are now accepted at drop-off recycling sites.

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Glass

Separate your glass and find a glass depot near you.

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Mattresses

Mattresses can now be recycled for free at the SCRAP.

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.

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