Summit County towns seek volunteers ahead of annual Town Cleanup Day |

Summit County towns seek volunteers ahead of annual Town Cleanup Day

The melting snow this snow has revealed plenty of trash around parts of Summit County and towns are seeking volunteers to help clean it up

Towns across Summit County will be hosting cleanup days on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
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Editor’s note: A caption in this story has been updated to include references to this year’s cleanup plans.

Summit County’s Town Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, and volunteers are being sought to help beautify local parks and streets, according to a countywide news release.

Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne will all be hosting a Cleanup Day event in order to get as many volunteers as possible to help clean up, the release states. Volunteers will check in at 9 a.m. in each town.

In Blue River, volunteers will meet at the Blue River Town Hall. Breckenridge volunteers will gather at the Riverwalk Center. Frisco volunteers will start at the Frisco Historic Park. Dillon volunteers will check in at Town Hall. Silverthorne residents will start at Rainbow Park.

During check-in, volunteers will receive trash bags, gloves, area assignments, coffee and morning treats, according to the release. Volunteers may also choose a favorite area to help clean up. 

After a morning of cleaning, volunteers will be rewarded for their efforts with a zero waste “thank you” picnic at each town’s check-in location, the release states. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own coffee mug and water bottle to help further zero waste efforts.

The same day, Summit County Resource Allocation Park and High Country Conservation Center will also be hosting a free, drive-through drop-off of hard-to-recycle and personal items, including electronics, textiles, pharmaceuticals and household hazardous wastes. 

That hard-to-recycle drop-off will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summit Stage Bus Barn, 0222 County Shops Road, next to the County Commons in Frisco.

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