The Summit County Resource Allocation Park also known as the SCRAP is home to the Materials Recovery Facility or MRF, where all the recycling collected from the Drop-off locations comes to get organized, bailed, and shipped. It is also home to the High Country Compost Facility and the Landfill.
Join us for a free guided tour of the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) or the Breckenridge Recycling Center!
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recyclables after you drop them off at the recycling center? Do you ever wonder how the High Country Compost facility transforms food scraps into finished compost? Wonder no more by joining HC3 for a free and fantastically fun tour of the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP) or the Breckenridge Recycling Center. This tour is available to school groups, community groups, students, families, and more. To find out more or schedule a tour, please contact Jenny Hammock at 970.668.5703.
A big thanks to the Copper Environmental Foundation for generously supporting the design and construction of the interpretive displays at the SCRAP and Breckenridge Recycling Center.
All of the recycling collected at the drop sites located in Frisco, Breckenridge, Dillon, and Summit Cove is taken to the Materials Recovery Facility also known as the MRF. This building located at the MRF in Keystone is where everything is sorted and bailed for shipment. They also take curbside recycling from local recycling pick up companies.
The MRF takes many hard to recycle items and household hazardous waste materials such as batteries, paint, and more. They make sure that these materials do not end up in the landfill and that they are properly disposed of.
For more information about the hard to recycle items that the MRF help to recover and properly recycle please click here.
The High Country Compost Facility is where all the magic happens. Food scraps from homes, schools, and businesses are transported
up to the facility where it is broken down, cleaned up and made into grade A compost. This compost is then used on all the Summit Community Garden Network garden plots and is available for individuals and businesses to purchase.
There are a lot of ways you can join this closed loop system. You can join the residential compost drop-off program. You can even learn to create your own compost in your backyard or kitchen. You can also drop yard debris and woody slash at the SCRAP for $15/ton.
If you are interested in boosting your garden, house plants, or even your yard you might want to check out the high nutrient High County Compost. Click here for more information about purchasing and to get in on the best local compost.
Everything that is thrown into a trash can in Summit County ends up in the SCRAP landfill. We try to divert waste away from the landfill by offering recycling and compost programs. By diverting waste away from the landfill we are able to make the current landfill last longer and keep our pristine mountain environmental clean.
Know that when you throw something into the trash that it will remain in the landfill forever. It is a common misunderstanding that landfills break down like a compost pile. Make sure your waste cannot be composted or recycled before you throw it into the garbage.