The SustainableBreck Plan is the long-range sustainability action plan for the Town of Breckenridge. Adopted for the first time in 2011, the plan outlined a series of goals identified through extensive community engagement. It was the first time Breckenridge set a waste reduction goal. In 2022, the SustainableBreck Plan was updated to reflect the current community's vision for the future of Breckenridge.
The Town is focused on reducing overall material consumption and increasing recycling and composting across the community. An effective material management system requires the coordination of policy, waste collection, handling, education, and prevention.
Goal: Reduce materials going to the landfill by reducing waste at the source and increase the proportion of what remains that goes to recycling and composting.
In 2022, the Breckenridge Town Council adopted two ordinances which form the basics of Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) and Universal Recycling (URO) in order to help the community achieve its 40% landfill diversion target.
Below are resources designed to familiarize you with PAYT/URO and to help you come into compliance with the regulations.
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