The Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) is located at the Summit County landfill, 639 CR 66 (Landfill Road) in Dillon, Colorado.
This information is intended for residential and small business users only. Please contact Summit County Recycling at 468-9263 ext. 0 for information about commercial quantities.
See the 2016 Summit County Landfill Brochure for current landfill prices and hours.
Habitat ReStore in Summit County – Some materials that are still working, clean, and gently used may be donated to the Summit Habitat ReStore located in Silverthorne. Furniture, fixtures, newer appliances, carpets and rugs, and tools are among the items that the ReStore will take. The Habitat ReStore is now located at 131 Blue River Parkway (next to Conoco – HWY 9 and I-70) in Silverthorne. The ReStore is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Call 970-423-7445 or email for more info.
#5 PlasticsYou can drop off your #5 Plastics at Whole Foods in the “Gimme 5” program drop box. This drop box is located near the coffee & smoothie section of the store. However, the bin is not that large, so if you are bringing a lot of #5’s at once, please ask for a manager at Whole Foods and they will bring your #5 recyclables to the back. Whole Foods is located at 261 Lusher Ct, in Frisco. To learn more about what is accepted through Preserve’s Gimme 5 program please visit their website.
Antifreeze, Oil & Oil Filters
No longer accepted at the recycling drop sites.
Take antifreeze, oil, and oil filters to the recycling facility at the Summit County Landfill. Currently it is free to recycle these but this is subject to change. Make sure not to mix these and keep them in a sealed container. Please check with the Summit County Landfill for current prices by calling 468-9263 x 0.
AppliancesTVs and computers are NOT appliances, please see Computers & Electronics for information on these. Appliances accepted for recycling at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (landfill) only. Coolants in fridges and a/c, etc. must be removed by a certified technician and proper documentation provided at check in. Appliances cost $10 each up to 2 appliances – 3 or more appliances charged as scrap metal rate ($40/ton, $20 minimum). Call first 468-9263 x 0.
Working appliances in good condition:
BatteriesAlkaline, carbon, zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium, rechargeable, marine and car batteries accepted at the Frisco & Breckenridge Drop-off Recycling Centers.
Bike TiresThe Summit County Resource Allocation Park will accept bike tires (NO TUBES!) for $1 each with a minimum of 10 at a time. Tell your friends, neighbors and bike shops to round up some tires for recycling!
Building MaterialsUnfortunately, there aren’t many options for used building materials in good condition in our community.
Following are some suggestions:
Post the materials for free on Summit Freecycle.
Contact the Summit County Habitat ReStore located in Breckenridge (970-423-7445).
Place an ad in the High Country Trader (800-707-3707).
Place an ad or in the Swap for Charity section of the Summit Daily News by calling 970-668-3997.
Check out www.salvageit.org in at the Milner Landfill in Steamboat.
Cell PhonesThe High Country Conservation Center office accepts used cellular equipment free of charge for recycling, including cell phones, digital cameras, game systems, and ipods. These items will be either refurbished and reused, or dismantled and recycled domestically and responsibly. Drop off your cellular equipment at the HC3 office open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. We are located on 518 Main Street in Frisco.
For those still working cell phones that are just a few years old, there are many places that appreciate donations for reusable cell phones. All of the Town Halls take cell phones on behalf of Advocates for Victims of Assault in Summit County. The Summit County Builders Association also takes working cell phones for donation to disaster relief programs. For those really old cell phones that you’ve been keeping in your junk drawer for 8 years (the “big” models with giant antennas, for example), you can recycle them for free at Office Max in Silverthorne.
CD RecyclingIf you truly want to recycle your old and un-used CD’s, you can send them to CD Recycling Center of America. Go to their website and follow the instructions on how and where to ship your old CD’s.
Christmas TreesDec. 26th-Jan. 31st
This year each town has a place to recycle Christmas trees. Please make sure all ornamentation, including tinsel, is removed.
The locations are marked with signs and are as follows:
Breckenridge – at the Stilson Lot on Stables Drive off Wellington Road
Frisco – at the Marina in the empty lot to the right
Dillon – at the Dillon Town Hall parking lot
Silverthorne – north of Silverthorne Elementary, driveway just before the Town Water Treatment Facility
Trees may also be taken to the Summit County landfill’s wood waste drop off area. Call 668-5703 for detailed directions to the locations.
ClothingNot accepted at any of the Recycling Drop-off Centers. There are thrift and consignment shops that accept varying grades of clothes. Please contact the following for hours/details:
Funky Trunk – a consignment shop (Frisco) 668-9266
Rags to Riches – a consignment shop (Frisco) 668-3775
Rainbow’s End (Dillon) 262-2376
Summit Thrift & Treasure – operated by FIRC, a non-profit organization, (Dillon 262-2461 & Breck 423-6444)
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) and TubesAll fluorescent light bulbs including CFLs & tubes
do contain a small amount of mercury & must be handled and recycled carefully. You can recycle CFL lamps and tubes up to 4 feet at Lowe’s in Silverthorne. You can also bring CFL bulbs to SCRAP for $1.00 each. Fluorescent tubes also contain mercury and must be brought to the recycling facility at the landfill to be recycled and cost $0.50 per tube for 4 footers and $1.00 per tube for 8 footers.
Computers & ElectronicsCollected at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park.
Collection is based upon landfill hours:
Mondays through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm
Saturdays, 7:00am to 11:30am
Questions can be directed to SCRAP at 970-468-9263 x 0
Fees are as follows:
(Electronic Recycling is FREE for Summit County Residents!)
VCRs and DVD players = FREE for residents, $9 for non-residents
Computer Monitors = FREE for residents, $9 for non-residents
CPUs (towers) and laptops = FREE for residents, $9 for non-residents
Large printers and scanners = FREE for residents, $14 for non-residents
TVs greater than 25″ = FREE for residents, $.25 per pound for non-residents
Large loads of electronics will be weighed at 25 cents per pound.
All peripherals (keyboards, mice, small printers, phones, etc) = FREE
PLEASE do not attempt to recycle the following items as Electronics:
Speakers (these are mainly wooden and contain very little electronic components).
Old Tv’s which have a wood based holding
These items can still be taken to the landfill.
All landfill fees are subject to change. For current landfill prices for recycling computers and electronics, please check with the Summit County Landfill by calling 468-9263 x 0.
Construction WoodAccepted at SCRAP at $30 a ton. Must be separate loads for lower rates – raw dimensional lumber only – no creosoted, painted, stained or treated lumber in construction wood – no plywood or OSB. No trash or other construction debris. No metal hardware. Contaminated loads charged at loose trash rate, along with applicable surcharges and additional hauling fees. Slash and stumps must be separate loads for the lower rates (no dirt, rocks, or trash in load). Contact SCRAP for more info at 970-468-9263 x 0.
CorksYou can drop off your corks at Whole Foods in the “Cork ReHarvest” drop box. Whole Foods is located at 261 Lusher Ct, in Frisco. Recycling corks through this program helps reduce the demand of cork plantations thereby saving resources, species and land.
Digital CamerasThe High Country Conservation Center is now accepting used cellular equipment free of charge for recycling, including cell phones, digital cameras, game systems, and ipods. These items will be either refurbished and reused, or dismantled and recycled domestically and responsibly. For every cell phone recycled through this program, a donation is made to the High Country Conservation Center. Drop off your cellular equipment at the HC3 office – 518 Main Street in Frisco.
FreonThere are multiple ways to remove your freon:
- Greer’s Appliance Center – $85 for freon removal (970) 468-6940
Trinity Recycling – Trinity Recycling generally charges $5 to remove freon. However, since they also deal in scrap metal they typically do not charge for your refrigerator/freezer because the freezer is worth something to them. They consider the two transactions to balance out so you will simply need to just unload your appliance. (970) 328-5051 Gypsum, CO
- SCRAP will take your appliance once the freon has been REMOVED.
FurnitureNot accepted at any of the Recycling Drop-off Centers or at Summit Thrift and Treasure. For furniture in good condition, you can try:
Place an ad in the High Country Trader (800-707-3707)
Place an ad or in the Swap for Charity section of the Summit Daily News by calling 668-3997.
Look for the next community rummage sale or organize a yard sale.
Household GoodsUsable items (dishes, books, small appliances, lamps, bedding, rugs, etc) can be taken to our local nonprofit community thrift store, Summit Thrift and Treasure, Monday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm. PLEASE REVIEW their GUIDELINES before you go.
Ink-Jet and Toner CartridgesHere’s another instance where the manufacturer is the best choice for recycling these items. 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.
Office Max in Silverthorne offers a special program for HP, Lexmark, and Dell ink jet or toner cartridges for their Max Perks customers where you can get $3 back per cartridge (yes, you get the $3 back for recycling in the form of a gift card), up to 10 per week. They’ll also take Cannon, Brother, and Epson ink jet and toner cartridges back for free, but without the $3 reward.
Peak Performance Imaging will take take remanufactured ink jet and toner cartridges FREE of charge.
iPods, iPhones, and other iThingsThe High Country Conservation Center is now accepting used cellular equipment free of charge for recycling, including cell phones, digital cameras, game systems, and ipods. These items will be either refurbished and reused, or dismantled and recycled domestically and responsibly. For every cell phone recycled through this program, a donation is made to the High Country Conservation Center. Drop off your cellular equipment for free recycling at the HC3 office – 518 Main Street in Frisco.
Apple retail stores accept old iPods and such for free recycling, and you’ll even receive a 10% discount for a replacement. Since we don’t have an Apple retail store, you can also jump on the Apple website and request a free, pre-paid mailing label to ship your iThing back to them. This is truly the best option, because when the manufacturer is in charge of recycling, that manufacturer just might begin to make more recyclable and less toxic iThings. But, for convenience sake, you can also take them to Office Max in Silverthorne for free recycling.
While there is not a mattress recycler in Summit County, there is an option in Denver. To recycle your mattress call Springback Colorado to schedule a pick up or drop off. P: 720-515-1328
Their pricing information is as follows:
- Larger loads (150 mattresses or more) the cost is $425 per truck (53 foot trailer that holds 150 mattresses/box springs) an $7 a mattress.
- Smaller loads, Spring Back can use their own 20 foot box truck and and charges $75 plus the $7 per mattress fee.
The other option, although not ideal, is to bring your mattress up to the SCRAP to dispose of it in the landfill. However, we do recommend you try to recycle your mattress before resorting to the landfill.
Mercury Thermometers & SwitchesThese are perhaps the nastiest of the little toxic things. As we know, mercury is a potent neurotoxin and should be handled with great care. Residents can recycle these mercury containing devices for free at Summit County’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program, located at the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP), which is open Monday to Friday from 7am-3:30pm. Commercial businesses please call SCRAP 970-468-9263 x 0.
PaintCollected with other Household Hazardous Waste. Empty, dried out cans of paint can no longer be recycled with other tin/steel cans. They are considered trash.
Update: City Market in Breckenridge and Dillon will soon NO LONGER be accepting pharmaceuticals.
You can dispose of unused medications in Summit County in secure collection bins at the following locations:
NEVER flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet. Flushing or trash disposal of unused or unwanted medications can cause pollution of our lakes, streams, and water supplies! For a detailed list of what is accepted in the Pharmaceutical Take-Back program, click here.
Stay tuned: We are actively working with Law Enforcement to site some new collection bins.
Plastic BagsPlastic bags can be taken back to most grocery stores (Wal-Mart, Safeway, Target, City Market, Whole Foods… are all accepting their bags). City Markets in Dillon and Breckenridge are taking plastic shopping bags (regardless of where they come from), dry cleaning bags, and “wrap.” Please contact City Market for specifics. Please do not recycle plastic bags, bubble wrap, Ziploc bags, Saran wrap, Visqueen wrap, or any other kind of plastic packaging or wrapping at any of the County drop-off centers. Please remember that reusable bags are a better alternative to plastic bags. If you are interested in learning more about the Breckenridge disposable bag fee please click here.
Scrap MetalYou can recycle scrap metal in the scrap metal bins at the Frisco and Breckenridge 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 Recycling does not pay for scrap metal.
The following are metal yards in Denver that do pay for scrap metal:
Rocky Mountain Recycling 303-288-6868
All Recycling 303-922-7722
Sims Metal Management 303-295-2911
Ski Cycled – 719.302.5555
Place an ad or in the Swap for Charity section of the Summit Daily News by calling 970.668.3997 or post them for free on Summit Freecycle. In addition, Vail Resort’s Specialty Sports Venture (SSV) is the first ski and snowboard retailer in the U.S. to offer skiers and snowboarders a free program for recycling their old skis, snowboards, bindings, boots and poles. The program is a joint effort with SnowSports Industries America’s “Keep Winter Cool: Snow Sports Recycling Solution” campaign. Equipment is shredded in Denver and used in a variety of home products such as composite decking, flooring and furniture. Recycling the old equipment cuts energy consumption and reduces landfill waste. For more info, call 970-262-2836.
Slash & Wood WasteAccepted at SCRAP. Must be separate loads for lower rates – raw dimensional lumber only – no creosoted, painted, stained or treated lumber in construction wood – no plywood or OSB. No trash or other construction debris. No metal hardware. Contaminated loads charged at loose trash rate, along with applicable surcharges and additional hauling fees. Slash and stumps must be separate lodas for the lower rates (no dirt, rocks, or trash in load). Contact SCRAP for more info at 970-468-9263 x 0.
Styrofoam PackagingThe local UPS Stores take packaging material in good condition – must be clean and dry. Breckenridge 970-453-8080, Silverthorne 970-468-2800. Summit County drop-off centers DO NOT accept any kind of Styrofoam packaging including coolers, peanuts, take-out containers, cups, and blocks regardless of number or recycling label. Please do not leave Styrofoam at the recycling centers.
TelevisionsSee Computers and Electronics above.
TiresNot accepted at any of the Recycling Drop-off Centers. Please bring them to one of the following (a minimal fee of $8 for 23″ tires and below is typically charged):
Summit County Landfill (468-9263 x 0)
Big O Tires, Frisco (668-1446)
Meadow Creek, Frisco (668-5686)