HC3 staff answers recycling questions Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 970-668-5703.
Common Hard to Recycle items
Alkaline, carbon, zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium, rechargeable, marine, and car batteries* accepted at the Frisco & Breckenridge Drop-off Recycling Centers. There is currently no battery drop-off available at the Silverthorne Recycling Center.
*Car batteries are not accepted at the SCRAP. Please utilize the drop centers for proper disposal.
There aren’t many options for recycling building materials in our community. Below are some suggestions otherwise, please take your items to the landfill located at 639 Landfill Rd. in Dillon.
- Post the materials for free on Summit Freecycle.
- Contact the Summit County Habitat ReStore located in Silverthorne (970) 423-7445.
- Place an ad in the High Country Trader (800) 707-3707.
- Place an ad in the Swap for Charity section of the Summit Daily News by calling (970) 668-3997.
Recycle your CFL bulbs and fluorescent tubes for FREE at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park if you are a Summit County resident. Proof of residency required. Non-residents: You can bring CFL bulbs to the SCRAP for $1.00 each. Fluorescent tubes are $0.50 per tube for 4 footers and $1.00 per tube for 8 footers.
All fluorescent light bulbs including CFLs and tubes contain mercury and must be handled and recycled carefully.
The manufacturer is the best choice for recycling ink. Many toner and ink cartridges (Dell and Hewlett Packard, for example) come with handy pre-paid shipping labels to send the old cartridges directly back to the manufacturer. Several brands such as Canon and HP also offer mail-back programs for ink and toner recycling.
The following businesses will take re-manufactured ink jet and toner cartridges FREE of charge:
Peak Performance Imaging: accepts Ricoh/Savin and Sharp ink and toner cartridges.
Walmart located in Frisco: drop-off box located in the electronics department.
Target located in Silverthorne: drop-off box located at the customer service desk.
Tires are not accepted at any of the Recycling Drop-off Centers. Please bring them to one of the following locations:
- Summit County Landfill (970) 468-9263 x 0
- Tires with or without rim:
- 23 inches & smaller | $10 each
- 24 inches & over | $40 each
- Big O Tires, Frisco (970) 668-1446
- Utopia Tire & Service, Frisco (970) 668-5686
The Summit County Resource Allocation Park accepts bike tires (NO TUBES) for $1 each.
You can recycle scrap metal for free in the scrap metal bins at the Breckenridge, Frisco, and Silverthorne drop-off centers. Please do not put scrap metal in the mixed metal bins (aluminum and tin cans only). Keep contaminants such as barbed wire, brake shoes or pads, chicken wire, rolled fencing, rebar, cable, propane, and fuel tanks OUT of the scrap metal bins. Barrels are only accepted with lids off or cut open.
- Summit County does not pay for scrap metal.
- If you cannot get your piece of scrap metal into the roll-off bin at the drop centers, please take it to the SCRAP. It is illegal to dump at drop-off sites.