The Summit County Resource Allocation Park, also known as the SCRAP, is home to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where all the materials collected from the recycling drop-off centers come to be organized, bailed, and shipped. It is also home to the High Country Compost Facility and the landfill.

Landfill Services: M-Sat 6AM – 6PM
All Other Services: M-Sat 7AM – 4PM


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? Learn all of that and more by joining HC3 for a tour of the SCRAP or the Breckenridge Recycling Center. This tour is available to school groups, community groups, students, families, and more. To schedule a tour, please contact Hayden van Andel 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 recyclables collected at the drop sites located in Frisco, Breckenridge, Dillon, and Summit Cove are taken to the MRF. Located in Keystone, the MRF is where everything is sorted and bailed for shipment. The MRF also accepts recycling from local haulers.

Hard to recycle items and household hazardous waste materials such as batteries and paint are also accepted. The staff at the MRF makes sure that these materials do not end up in the landfill and that they are properly disposed of. If you are a Summit County resident, household hazardous waste items and electronics are free to drop at the MRF.

High Country Compost

The High Country Compost Facility is where all the magic happens. Food scraps from homes, schools, and businesses are transported to the facility where they are transformed into grade A compost. This compost is available for individuals and businesses to purchase.

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 local compost.

The Landfill

Everything that is thrown into a trash can in Summit County ends up in the landfill. We try to divert waste from the landfill by offering recycling and composting programs. By keeping waste out of the landfill we are able to make extend its life and keep our pristine mountain environment clean.

When you throw something into the trash it will remain in the landfill forever. It is a common misconception that materials in landfills break down. Before you throw it into the garbage, make sure your waste cannot be composted or recycled.

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