Vail spring cleanup events begin on Tuesday
VAIL — Vail’s annual spring cleaning activities will include multiple opportunities for residents and employees to make use of the town’s free collection and drop-off services. The activities will take place May 14-17 and include:
Free dumpsters will be available for residential use on the North Frontage Road in West Vail and in Ford Park from Tuesday, May 14, through Sunday, May 19. Eligible items include anything that does not contain hazardous materials and is not recyclable or compostable and should be destined for the landfill. Ineligible items include recyclable materials, tires, refrigerators/freezers, paint, hazardous waste, batteries and electronics.
The town will offer the free collection, by appointment, of large items in Vail’s residential neighborhoods from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This includes tables, shelves, chairs or other items too bulky for regular trash collection. Ineligible items include couches, mattresses, refrigerators/freezers, tires and hazardous waste. As a reminder, Eagle County residents may dispose of up to 1,600 pounds annually for free at the Wolcott landfill. To make an appointment or to inquire about acceptable pickup items, call the Vail Public Works Department at 970-479-2158 no later than noon on pickup day.
For hard-to-recycle items, the town is offering a free collection event for residents, property owners and those employed within Vail from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Ford Park parking lot. This event includes the collection of electronic waste (computers, TVs, phones, screens, printers, etc.), household hazardous waste (cleaners, paints, fuels, chemicals, etc.) and paper shredding (documents needing secure destruction). Ineligible items include smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, ammunition, explosives, biomedical waste, sharps, tires and biohazards. Participants must bring proof of Vail residency or employment within Vail to qualify for the service. Charges may apply for excessive amounts of materials. For questions, call the town’s environmental sustainability office at 970-479-2144.
Funding comes from fees generated through Vail’s “Kick the Bag Habit” program.