Recycling

How 1A Makes a Difference

In Summit County, we recycle and compost only 23% of our waste. This is below the state average and far belowthe national average. We NEED to do better!

If 1A passes, roughly $1.7 million will be dedicated to recycling annually.

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Our community recycling programs are operating at an average deficit of $500,000 annually.

 

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Funding for our recycling program is generated from trash tipping fees, which are paid every time trash is put into the landfill…as we recycle more, less trash will result in decreased recycling funding

 

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The program badly needs a new funding source to be financially sustainable

 

why 1a includes recycling

Waste diversion is a vital strategy by which we must protect such natural resources, conserve energy, and reduce our reliance on raw materials.

the difference with breck’s save-as-you-recycle

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SAYR focuses on changing residents’ and businesses’ behavior to increase recycling

 

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1A creates new county-wide recycling services/infrastructure and a sustainable source of recycling funding

 

what 1a provides for recycling

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Ability to accept more materials for recycling including cartons at recycling centers, and mattress recycling at a convenient location

 

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Construction of a full-scale recycling center in Silverthorne/Dillon area

 

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Addition of community “glass depots” to allow residents to recycle glass in convenient locations

 

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Building a new compost pad at SCRAP to accept food waste from residents and businesses

 

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Addition of zero-waste stations (recycling and composting) at all town and County buildings

OUTCOMES

With tipping fees heading lower with more recycling, this program will help with both waste diversion and long-term sustainability of Summit County’s landfill. With the right programs in place, Summit County can begin to compost and recycle more.

Read the 1A Fact Sheet

Get more information on this ballot initiative, what it costs, and where the funds go.

1A DELIVERS FOR SUMMIT

Early Childhood

1A will help children prepare for school

How

Wildfire

1A means more wildfire mitigation and prevention

How

Mental Health

Critical resources more accessible, faster.

How

Community Assets

1A funds will help fix the Senior Center and Libraries

How

Recycling

1A will ensure improved recycling and a sustainable landfill.

How

1A DELIVERS FOR SUMMIT

Early Childhood

1A will help children prepare for school

How

Wildfire

1A means more wildfire mitigation and prevention

How

Mental Health

Critical resources more accessible, faster.

How

Community Assets

1A funds will help fix the Senior Center and Libraries

How

Recycling

1A will ensure improved recycling and a sustainable landfill.

How

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