Disposal District

The purpose of the Disposal District is to facilitate the collection, management and disposal of solid waste in Summit County, Colorado. The Disposal District shall have all powers provided by law including but not limited to the power to adopt such schedules, rules, or regulations, like pay-as-you-throw, as may be necessary for the orderly collection of solid waste from the Disposal District and for the maintenance and operation of facilities for the satisfactory disposal of solid waste.

Public Notice

The Board of County Commissioners of Summit County, Colorado (the "Board") will hold a public hearing at a regularly scheduled meeting to be held on Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. for the purpose of considering the creation of the proposed Summit County Disposal District within Summit County, Colorado (the "Disposal District").

All comments regarding the proposed formation of the Disposal District may be made at the public hearing as provided below or may be made in writing prior to the public hearing by submitting such comments to the Board of County Commissioners c/o April Paige at april.paige@summitcountyco.gov or P.O. Box 68, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

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Waste Diverstion and Pay-As-You-Throw

Summit County's waste diversion goal is 40% by 2035, up from 20% today.

Despite the County’s ongoing funding for and expansion of waste diversion programs, like residential food scrap drop-off, a new recycling center in Silverthorne, in addition to recycling centers in Breckenridge, Frisco, and Dillon, mattress collection, increases in restaurant composting, and neighborhood glass recycling depots, the County’s diversion rate remains stubbornly flat, at 20%, which is below Colorado and national averages. As a resort community, the County has serious recycling challenges because thousands of visitors lack access to recycling in their hotels and short-term rentals. Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) programs are proven to increase diversion rates by 15% or more, with other resort communities, like Vail, seeing a doubling of diversion rates with PAYT. 

Summit County Government is dedicated to implementing a PAYT program and is in the process of creating the necessary legal framework to do so, with a countywide disposal district.