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High Country Conservation Center 737 Ten Mile Dr Frisco CO 80443 PO Box 4506 Frisco CO 80443


(970) 668-5703

Reduce Holiday Waste

From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, Americans throw away 25% more trash than any other time of year. In just two months, this extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage sent to the landfill. We’ll help you celebrate the season while caring for the Earth.

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String Lights & Wrapping Paper

String lights can be recycled as electronic waste at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park Monday through Friday 7am to 3:30pm and Saturdays from 7am to noon.

When it comes to wrapping paper, not all gift wraps are created equally. Look for wrapping paper with a high percentage of post-consumer recycled content, which means it’s made from recycled paper. Better yet? Reuse gifts bags, wrap with newspaper, or get creative with repurposed ribbons and lengths of twine.

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Christmas Trees

After the New Year, bring real Christmas trees to one of five drop-off locations around Summit County. All ornaments, tinsel, lights, etc. must be removed. Natural wreaths will be accepted ONLY if all decorations and wiring are removed.

Artificial trees in good condition can be resold or donated online. Crafters can search online for tutorials on repurposing artificial trees into wreaths, garland and DIY table decorations.


Sustainable Gift Giving

Make choices that are better for you, your loved ones, and the planet.

Real or Fake Tree

Weigh the pros and cons of real vs artificial trees.


Electronic Waste

Lights, phones, computers, and TVs that are no longer working or no longer wanted.