Summit County and High Country Conservation Center are each offering community forums this week. Summit County will be discussing the Lake Hill future workforce housing development, and High Country Conservation Center will be offering meetings for Summit County businesses, HOAs, and property managers, and separately for residents, to provide information and seek input on proposed recycling ordinances.
Summit County: Lake Hill Virtual Community Open House
Summit County Government is hosting two virtual community meetings on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 to discuss Summit County Housing Department’s upcoming rezoning application for the Lake Hill Workforce Housing Neighborhood.
Summit County Government owns the Lake Hill Property, a 44.81 acre parcel located along Dillon Dam Road adjacent to the Town of Frisco.
When: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:30pm and 5:30pm (attend either one, or both)
The Summit County Housing Department is applying to rezone the property to accommodate the development of a new local workforce housing neighborhood. This open house is intended to:
- Inform the community about the rezoning process
- Overview the draft zoning proposal
- Discuss upcoming opportunities to provide input to the Town of Frisco Planning Commission, the County’s Ten Mile Planning Commission, and Board of County Commissioners. These public work sessions are targeted for February and March 2022.
For more information about Lake Hill, please visit: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1201/Lake-Hill
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High Country Conservation Center: Forums for Pay as you Throw and Universal Recycling Ordinances
High Country Conservation Center is hosting two more virtual forums to help residents and businesses understand the proposed ordinances that would potentially change your trash and recycling service. The purpose of these sessions is for staff to answer any questions you may have and to seek your input to ensure that these changes work for our community.
The aim of the proposed changes, known as Pay as you Throw (PAYT) and Universal Recycling Ordinances (URO), is to increase the recycling rate in Summit County by incentivizing recycling for those who have individual trash service as well as increasing access to recycling for those who have shared trash service.
For Businesses and HOA/Property Managers
When: Wednesday, January 19 at 10:00am
For Summit County Residents
When: Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6:00pm
Community Survey Now Available
A survey about the proposed ordinances is now posted on HighCountryConservation.org, along with a replay of last week’s public forum for residents. The survey takes less than five minutes.Take the Survey
About the Ordinances
Pay as you Throw (PAYT)
Pay as You Throw (PAYT) will apply to residents who have curbside trash collection with an individual bin. PAYT will incentivize recycling by including recycling with trash service and by allowing residents to choose the size of their trash bin. The less residents throw away, the less they will pay. This is similar to a water bill, which is billed by the amount of water used.
- Residents will be offered three different bin sizes for trash collection, with the smallest bin costing the least.
- Residents will continue to use the same trash/recycling providers that they currently utilize.
- Estimated program start is in early 2023.
Universal Recycling Ordinances (URO)
Universal Recycling will ensure that everyone in Summit County has access to recycling and applies to businesses or residents that share a dumpster for trash and/or recycling service. Universal Recycling will require that all businesses have recycling collection if they already have trash collection.
- For businesses that have a liquor license – including restaurants and bars – glass recycling collection will also be required. Recycling collection will need to be 50% (by volume) of trash service.
- There will also be additional requirements for public spaces and hotels.
- Estimated program start is early 2023 with a phase-in period during the next 18-24 months.
*Please note: these programs will not apply to residents who do not have trash service at their homes.
Why are these changes being proposed?
Despite the introduction of recent programs, such as opening the Silverthorne recycling center, creating a public marketing and outreach campaign, adding glass recycling stations throughout the community, offering free food scrap drop-off for residents, and providing free mattress recycling, the county’s diversion rate remains approximately 20%, far below the state and national averages. At this rate, the Summit County landfill will close by 2056. Pay as You Throw and Universal Recycling Ordinances have been shown to dramatically increase recycling in communities and will help meet the countywide goal of 40% waste diversion by 2035.