On the regional municipal solid waste management side, the Town of Fraser has led an initiative to engage Grand County in a dialogue about a county-wide strategy. Inclusiveness is our priority, and we committed to reaching out to as many of our residents as possible. In March, we rolled out an online county-wide survey and hosted three public meetings in Fraser Valley, Granby/Grand Lake, and Kremmling/Hot Sulphur Springs areas. In May we performed waste audits at the Granby Transfer Station and recycling drop-off site by the Granby Ace Country Hardware. Public input on future trash and recycling services is vital, and via the survey and public meetings we received plenty of ideas and insights.
During the following stage, a Waste Diversion Task Force (WDTF) was formed with seven members representing different county territories. During the month of June, the WDTF has reviewed waste management and recycling options that the participants of March public meetings and survey results suggested as a priority. As a result, the Task Force members chose to study further a possibility of setting up a new trash/recycling drop site at the southern end of the county and imposing a single use plastic and paper checkout bags. The Task Force also advised researching about county-wide education and outreach program as the ancillary to our future waste management (sustainability) efforts.
UPDATE: We have completed our County-wide effort strategizing and public outreach efforts on waste diversion. A final report of the study has been submitted to Fraser Board of Trustees along with a resolution to approve its recommendations. You can read the report by clicking the link below.
2016 Grand County Waste Diversion Report
2016 Grand County Waste Diversion Study Presentation