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

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Use the check boxes in the map legend to locate the recycling service location you are looking for.

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

Summit County Resource Allocation Park, SCRAP – this is the site for the landfill and compost as well as the recycling location for mattresses, household hazardous waste such as paint, hard to recycle items such as TVs, and e-waste (electronics/cell phones/cords)

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

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

Still have questions? Give us a call at 970-668-5703.
HC3 staff is happy to help answer your recycling questions Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keep in mind our office is closed on major holidays and for occasional staff events.

 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.

Recycling in Summit County


Cartons are now accepted at drop-off recycling sites.



Separate your glass and find a glass depot near you.



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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