Free recycling and Pay-As-You-Throw TRASH Center - THE DROP 

Following a County-wide Waste Diversion Study, a need and opportunity for a recycling and trash drop-off facility was identified for the Town of Fraser. We then received funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to fund the facility that went on to be named The Drop.

The Drop compliments the Town’s initiatives to sustainability and lowering greenhouse gases (GHGs). When products are made, distributed, and disposed of, harmful GHGs are released into the atmosphere. Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) programs naturally encourage users to dispose of waste less and recycle more which can reduce GHGs significantly.

What is PAYT?

The Fraser Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) program reduces quantities of trash going to the landfill with a financial incentive to the consumer. The less trash you throw away and the more you recycle – the more money you save! PAYT trash bags and single-stream recycling can be disposed of at The Drop instead of paying for traditional trash service. PAYT trash bags are yellow 40-gallon bags sold for $8.50 each with the Town of Fraser logo and a map conveniently printed right on the bag. Single stream recycling is available at no charge for household/residential use. For larger amounts of recycling drop off, please see our Commercial Recycling Policy. Because The Drop is entirely funded by PAYT bags, customers not purchasing PAYT bags are encouraged to donate if only dropping off recycling. Bags can be bought in packages of 5 or individually at any of the listed vendors. For more info call Fraser Town Hall at 970-726-5491.

Where can I buy PAYT trash bags?


Murdoch’s Ranch and Supply

Fraser Ace Hardware 

Fraser/Winter Park Chamber of Commerce

Fraser Town Hall

Winter Park Town Hall

The Drop (During Open Hours)

Where can I drop off my PAYT trash bags and my recycling?

The Drop is located at 440 GCR 72 in Fraser about a quarter mile south of Safeway and Murdoch’s intersection on CR 72 right across from the Fraser Tubing Hill.

The Drop Hours of Operation

WED, SAT and SUN 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Drop Logo
The Drop Map