Free dumpsters available in Vail for spring cleaning

VAIL — To help manage the waste generated with spring cleaning and end of season move-out, the town of Vail will supply free dumpsters for residents beginning Monday through Wednesday, or until full. The dumpsters are being provided free of charge for locals courtesy of Vail Honeywagon. Dumpsters will be at two locations — the park-n-ride lot in East Vail and the North Trail lot in West Vail.

These dumpsters are intended for items too large for regular trash pickup. All federal, state and local waste rules apply prohibiting: hazardous waste, refrigerators, freezers, electronic waste and construction waste. To dispose of e-waste or household hazardous waste properly, please check with the Eagle County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at In addition, Vail Honeywagon collects e-waste twice a month at its drop-off location at 160 Nottingham Ranch Road in Avon. 

Refrigerators and freezers must have freon removed before disposal. This can be done at the Eagle County landfill or through Trinity Recycling in Gypsum. Contact your waste hauler, Eagle County landfill, or visit for more information on hard to dispose of items.

May Waste, Recycling Events

Additional waste and recycling events sponsored by the town of Vail are coming in May:

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• May 19 — Large Item Residential Pickup: Call the Vail Public Works Department at 970-479-2158 to schedule a curbside pickup. Please, no mattresses, refrigerators, freezers or household hazardous waste.

• May 20 — Free Hard to Recycle Collection Event: Charter Bus lot, east end of Lionshead parking structure. This includes household hazardous waste, e-waste, paper shredding, yard waste, metal recycling and Habitat ReStore donations. Free to residents, property owners and those who work in Vail. Charges may apply for excess volumes. No commercial business collections accepted. Collection times to be determined.

• May 21 — Annual Town of Vail Cleanup Day: Includes $25 donation per participant to local nonprofits for first 100 to register and post-event barbecue for volunteers. Additional details to be announced.

For more information about these and other cleanup activities, contact Mark Hoblitzell, the town’s environmental sustainability coordinator, at 970-479-2333 or email

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