The Town of Frisco and Summit County are dedicated to responsible waste management. As a community, we are always looking for innovative and sustainable waste reduction and diversion opportunities to do our part in protecting our natural environment. Help us make positive impacts with waste diversion by exploring more info below!
Frisco Town Council adopted a Pay as You Throw and Universal Recycling Ordinance (PAYT and URO) in March 2022 to make recycling easier for residents and businesses. PAYT and Universal Recycling programs are in place in more than 7,500 communities in the US, and many of these communities have landfill diversion rates between 30 and 38% as a result of these efforts! PAYT and Universal Recycling in Frisco will help reach Summit County’s community-wide goal of increasing landfill diversion to 40% by 2035, in comparison to our current diversion rate of only 20%. The ordinance went into effect on April 1, 2023 with some key dates for compliance listed below:
If you live within Frisco town limits and have curbside trash collection, you’ll be able to choose the size of your trash bin. The smaller your bin, the lower your bill. Recycling will be included and you can choose your own service provider.
Over the next two years, all businesses and multi-family HOAs within Frisco town limits must add onsite recycling service. You can choose your own service provider, and HC3 can help with free site visits and support.
At the November 8, 2022 Town Council meeting, Environmental Programs facilitated a conversation about single use plastics and was directed by Council members to return with more information on water bottle bans, “skip the stuff” style ordinances, and clarification on requirements of the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act HB 21-1162 (PPRA). On March 14, 2023, Environmental Programs staff returned to Council and was then directed by Council to return with an ordinance. Town Council approved the adoption of Ordinance 23-18 on the second reading on August 8, 2023 which includes:
While implementation of most pieces of this ordinance will not go into effect until 2024, staff has worked diligently to create a complete package to accompany this ordinance, including a grant program to assist small businesses to implement reuse and waste reduction projects.
Summit County residents can recycle their food scraps for free at one of several drop-off locations. Once you enroll, you’ll receive a code to access the food scrap bins. This code changes periodically to prevent trash dumping. You will be notified via email of code changes and program updates.
Call HC3 at 970-668-5703 with any questions or if you are interested in establishing a food scrap collection at your HOA or office.
In August 2019, Town of Frisco adopted a single-use bag fee ordinance for both paper and plastic disposable bags, recognizing that the use of all disposable bags has significant environmental impacts on a local and global scale. The disposable bag fee program began January 1, 2020, was temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions, and resumed in July 2020.
Thank you for choosing to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost!