Frisco Town Council gives final approval to flow-control ordinance
February 15, 2017
The Frisco Town Council gave final approval on Tuesday night to an ordinance mandating that all garbage collected within the town limits be taken to the Summit County Resource Allocation Park.
Breckenridge, Dillon and the county government have also adopted the measure, which is intended to shore up SCRAP's finances and preserve free recycling.
Council voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance with Councilwoman Kim Cancelosi absent. She voted against the ordinance on first reading along with Mayor Gary Wilkinson, who on Tuesday reversed his position and voted yes.
Wilkinson said that while he had been concerned about imposing more regulations on businesses, he recognized the importance of working with the county and SCRAP to preserve free recycling. He also hoped to see improved efficiency at the landfill going forward.
Silverthorne has not adopted the measure, citing concerns about interfering in the free market and negatively impacting competitiveness. Town councilmembers also argued that funding free recycling programs with landfill trash revenues is not a sustainable, long-term solution.
County officials have said that flow-control is likely to still be effective at stabilizing SCRAP's finances without Silverthorne's support.
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