FREE to Summit County residents
Collecting food scraps is an easy, important step in reducing our waste and carbon pollution. The compost generated from the process creates a valuable amendment to nourish our soil.
Ask Eartha: Why should I collect my food scraps?
Enroll for the program and receive a code to access the drop-off food scrap bins at the Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne Recycling Center. View drop-off locations. This code is required to open the bear-proof bins and will change periodically to reduce contamination. You will be notified via email regarding code and program updates. See how the drop off food scrap bins work.
Call HC3 at 970-668-5703 with any questions or if you are interested in establishing a food scrap collection at your HOA or office.
Now that you are collecting your food scraps, preventing wasted food in the first place is even more important! One ton of food waste prevented can save over 2.4 tons of CO2 equivalents. Do your part by checking out these Tips to Reduce Your Food Waste.
Buy Local Compost Made From Your Food Scraps
You can purchase locally made compost from the Summit County Resource Allocation Park at the landfill near Keystone. The compost is created with food waste, biosolids, and wood chips from mountain pine beetle kill – one solution to deal with a substantial amount of dead trees. This compost meets all STA Class III certifications.