The Town of Frisco, along with the Towns of Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon and Silverthorne, is participating in the countywide Town Clean Up Week from Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, May 17, 2020. The traditional one-day countywide cleanup has morphed into a weeklong effort to respect physical distancing protocols and individual schedules. This is a chance for citizens to make a significant impact as a community, while maintaining physical distance, by cleaning up neighborhoods, parks, open spaces, business areas, and trails around Frisco in anticipation of summer
Self-Service Supply Pick Up
Frisco is making available non-medical gloves and orange trash bags for self-service pick up at the following locations:
- Outer Range Brewing Co. at 182 Lusher Court
- Highside Brewing at 720 Main Street
- In the front vestibule at Frisco Town Hall at 1 Main Street
Where to Clean and Leave Trash
Volunteers are invited to clean the areas around their neighborhood, places they walk their dogs, their favorite trailhead, or any other areas in Town, which they feel could benefit from their efforts. When done cleaning, the Town requests that volunteers leave their litter-filled orange bags at the curb on Town of Frisco streets for Frisco Public Works staff to collect from May 9 – May 18. This week-long event is only intended for cleaning public spaces, and individual household waste, furniture and appliances will not be collected.
- Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and comfortable walking shoes.
- Pick out a spot you see or walk every day and plan to do clean up there.
- Remember to stay six feet apart from other people who are not members of your household.
- Stay home if you are sick.
In lieu of the usual volunteer picnic celebration, the Town of Frisco is supporting local businesses by purchasing and then awarding gift cards from a variety of Frisco shops and restaurants to clean up volunteers through a social media contest. To enter the social media contest participants must post photographs of their clean up efforts on Facebook or Instagram.
- For Instagram, post volunteer photos with the hashtag #friscocleanup and tag @townoffrisco – profiles must be public for submissions to be visible.
- On Facebook, join the “Frisco Clean Up Week 2020” events page and upload volunteer clean up photos there. Social media contest participants are also asked to add on the hashtags #grossest, #mostunique, and #icollectedthemost if they believe their clean up treasures could take top honors those categories. Winners in those categories will receive special prizes.
- Photographs may also be emailed to Tofinfo@townoffrisco.com for submission.
“Clean Up Day has always been a favorite event for locals who come out and help to clean up almost two tons of trash annually in Frisco. The past several weeks have been unique in the wake of COVID-19, but the one thing that has not changed is the passion and sense of community in Frisco,” stated Nora Gilbertson, Special Events Manager for the Town of Frisco. “This is our opportunity to come together, while continuing to maintain physical distance. I am confident that we can show our community spirit in a safe manner and make a positive difference by cleaning up Frisco.”
Countywide “Hard-to-Recycle” Event Postponed
Countywide Electronics, Textile, Household Hazardous Waste and Pharmaceuticals Disposal Event Update
The annual “hard-to-recycle event” scheduled for May 16 has been postponed. Residents should keep their household hazardous waste and electronic waste at home for now. When social distancing requirements change in the future, residents will be able to take these items to the Summit County Resource Allocation Park. Additional information regarding household hazardous waste and recycling may be found at highcountryconservation.org or by calling 970-668-5703.
Need More Information?
More information regarding Frisco’s Town Clean Up Week may be found at TownofFrisco.com or by contacting Zane Myers at 970-668-2564 or ZaneM@TownofFrisco.com.