Frisco recycling center to remain |

Frisco recycling center to remain

FRISCO – Although Frisco officials have expressed a desire to move the Frisco recycling drop-off site from its current site at 8th Avenue, they agreed Tuesday to renew a two-year lease with the Summit Recycling Project (SRP).

The appearance of the Frisco drop-off center has been a sore spot for town officials over the years, and they have discussed – and still are considering – moving the center to a less desirable, less visible spot, such as the County Commons, the Dillon Dam Road or perhaps on the peninsula.

The Frisco drop-off center is central to SRP operations. It currently houses the nonprofit’s baler and is where SRP staff processes its recycling materials.

SRP officials are pursuing plans to build a baler facility at the Summit County Landfill. Once that is built, they can move the bulk of their recycling processing operations from the Frisco site to the landfill, while also increasing revenue by removing the processing middleman.

Moving the baler to the landfill also will cut down on illegal dumping, said Kevin Berg, SRP operations manager. But the new facility likely won’t be complete until later this summer.

While town officials agreed to extend the SRP lease for another two years, they declined SRP’s request to consider paving the site.

“It implies a permanence that we don’t want to imply,” said Frisco Mayor Bob Moscatelli.

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