Get to Know SustainableBreck

In 2008, the Town of Breckenridge committed to finding a course of action that would protect our incredible natural resources and ensure their longevity for future generations. The SustainableBreck Plan was created to outline the town’s climate action plan for implementing zero waste, clean energy, water efficiency, and destination management initiatives.

Trash Less, Recycle More with Pay as You Throw

Pay As You Throw – In an effort to increase recycling and decrease the amount of waste in our landfills, Summit County is introducing the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) program. Pay As You Throw programs have successfully helped other communities decrease the amount of waste going to landfills. Pay As You Throw will offer incentivized rates around the size and type of bins you select for garbage and recycling. The Pay As Your Throw program will continue to partner with our current haulers. Contact your hauler or visit the SustainableBreck website for more information!

Solarize and Save

Solarize Summit – The Town of Breckenridge tries to lead by example in all sustainability initiatives and Solarize Summit is one program where they’re leading the way. Breckenridge has set a goal of reaching 100% renewable electricity for municipal facilities by 2025 and to reach 100% renewable energy community-wide by 2035. For more information on Solarize Summit, visit the High Country Conservation Center website!

Get Smart About Your Water Usage

WaterSmart - Water is one of our most valuable resources. We use it for energy production, manufacturing, transportation, and entertainment. To help residents of Summit County ensure that they and their visitors are using water wisely, homeowners can sign up for WaterSmart. WaterSmart offers users a dashboard that provides a breakdown of your household’s water usage, allows you to pay your water bill online, and discover opportunities for savings. For more information on WaterSmart, visit the Town of Breckenridge's website!

Slow the Flow and Save

FREE Irrigation Assessments - Did you know that almost 50% of water used for landscaping is wasted? If you use an irrigation or sprinkler system to keep your lawn green, sign up for a FREE irrigation Inspection offered by the Town of Breckenridge in partnership with Resource Central. Slow the Flow assessments offer homeowners water-saving in-ground sprinkler consultations and then provides an actionable list of suggestions to save water and money while still keeping your lawn healthy and green. Assessments are conducted from June until August annually and space is limited, visit the Slow the Flow page on SustainableBreck’s website for more information!

Dispose of Your Unwanted Items Responsibly

Rocky Recycling Robot – Cleaning out your home in preparation for putting it on the market and unsure where to bring the bigger items? SustainableBreck created Rocky Recycling Robot to help! Visit the Material Management page of their website and enter the item that you’d like to recycle into the Recycling Robot search bar for more information on where to take your item right within Summit County.

EV Charging, It's Electrifying

EV Charging Stations - The number of people around the country transitioning to EVs is on the rise. To ensure the success of more EVs on the road, the State of Colorado has started building a network of fast-charging stations. Summit County has also recognized the need for more public charging stations. By creating the supporting infrastructure, the County hopes to improve vehicle range and increase access to charging stations for both residents and visitors. Through the EV Readiness Plan, the County has set the short-term goal of 125 public and workplace charging plugs by 2025, and the long-term goal of 420 public and workplace charging plugs by 2025. For information on the EV Readiness Plan and for charging station locations, visit the SustainableBreck website!

Taking Action Now Protects Our Mountains for The Future

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