The Town of Breckenridge has a goal to reduce waste headed for the landfill by 40 percent through reducing overall consumption, recycling and composting. Click through the resources below to learn what you can do to help.
Americans discard 35 billion plastic bottles each year, many of which never make it to a landfill. Breck's water is purity at it's peak. BYO bottle and use town water refill stations.
Thanks to the Safe Futures Fund (1A 2018), residents can compost food scraps for free at the Breckenridge Recycling Center on Coyne Valley Rd. Register and start composting today.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to BYO bottle. Water refill stations are located at convenient places around town. You'll find our drinking water is as pure as the peaks around us.
Check out the map for convenient water filling stations and BYO bottle wherever you go in town. Our water really is purity at its peak.
By using reusable water bottles, the average person could save 100 bottles per year.
Single use bags in Breckenridge cost 10 cents in an effort to discourage their use. The Town provides reusable bags to lodging and retail partners to ensure residents and visitors are never without.
Plan ahead by bringing your own bags when shopping in Breckenridge. Don't have one? Ask the front desk or a local retailer and they will hook you up. Everyone will be asking you "where did you get that bag?"
This program has saved millions of single use plastic and paper bags since it's inception. Click on the map to see where you can get your reusable Breck bag.
ROCKY RECYCLING ROBOT
Makes recycling easy. Input your material and Rocky will display how and where you can recycle or properly dispose of it.
Glass in Breckenridge is not allowed in curbside single-stream recycling programs. It breaks during the collection process and devalues other recycling commodities. Glass is recycled locally right here in Colorado at Rocky Mountain Bottling Co. and at other locations in Denver.
There are several options to recycle household glass in Breckenridge. Look for convenient glass depots around town or take glass directly to the Breckenridge Recycling Center located at 284 Coyne Valley Rd.
See map for additional glass depot locations.
If you're a commercial business that produces glass, contact Clear Intentions directly to set up your glass valet service today.
If your business is located in designated zones of the Breckenridge conservation district, you are eligible to participate in the Town's shared enclosure program. Contact the sustainability office for more details.
There are a number of commercial service providers in Breckenridge depending on your needs. Click their logos learn more about each provider