VAIL — The town of Vail will once again combine its community cleanup with charitable contributions when the annual event returns from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 30. Participants will be awarded a $25 donation to be distributed to one of many area nonprofits approved by the Vail Town Council. The charitable contributions have been used to help build community pride and involvement in the 30-plus year-old event.
Local groups and organizations are being asked to contact the town in advance to make arrangements to participate. The list of organizations eligible for the $25 contributions is as follows: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens; B’nai Vail; Boy Scout Troops 231 and 234; Bravo Guild; Children’s Garden of Learning; Colorado Ski Museum; Eagle County Animal Shelter/Humane Society; Eagle County Crime Stoppers; Eagle County School District (all schools/sports/clubs); Eagle River Scholarship Fund; Eagle River Watershed Council; Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability; Eagle Valley Christian Academy; Eagle Valley Community Fund; Eco Trails; Elk Foundation; First Descents; Food Resource Center; Friends of the Dance; Girl Scout Troops 154, 155 and 164; Gore Range Natural Science School; Habitat for Humanity Literacy Project; Meet the Wilderness; Resource Center; Salvation Army; Shaw Cancer Center; Skate Club of Vail; Snowboard Outreach Society; The Youth Foundation; United Way; Vail Chamber & Business Association; Vail Child Care Center; Vail Fire Department; Vail Jazz Foundation; Vail Library; Vail Mountain Rescue Group; Vail Mountain School; Vail Symposium; Vail Valley Foundation; and Vail Valley Soccer Club.
Volunteers will meet on the ground level of the Lionshead Welcome Center for check-in starting at 9 a.m. All participating volunteers will be treated to free pizza and beverages donated by Blue Moose Pizza at the Arrabelle at Vail Square beginning at noon. Also, free dumpsters to dispose of large items such as bed springs and small furniture will be available in two locations throughout the community on Wednesday through May 31. Freezers or refrigerators are not accepted but can be taken to the Eagle County Landfill for recycling provided any freon is removed. The locations are the North Trail parking lot in West Vail and the parking lot near the Interstate 70 interchange in East Vail. Disposal of hazardous materials and electronic waste is not permitted by law, but may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Eagle County Landfill in Wolcott. Furniture in good condition may be taken to the Habitat for Humanity Store in Gypsum or the Thrifty Shoppe in Edwards.
To pre-register for the event, email cleanupday@vail gov.com and indicate how many volunteers will be participating and the nonprofit recipient. For additional details, contact Kristen Bertuglia, the town’s environmental sustainability coordinator, at 970-477-3455.