Vail’s annual clean-up day returns May 17

VAIL — The town of Vail will once again combine its community clean-up with charitable contributions when the annual event returns on May 17. Check in begins at 9:30 a.m. on the top level of the Lionshead parking structure with clean-up activities beginning at 10 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. In addition, 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 annual clean-up day will also offer free curbside pickup of non-hazardous items, such as couches, mattresses and other furniture on May 16. Freezers or refrigerators are not accepted, but can be taken to the Eagle County Landfill for recycling provided any freon is removed. To make an appointment for pickups, call the town’s Public Works Department at 970-479-2158 no later than May 15. Also, free Dumpsters to dispose of items such as bed springs and small furniture will be available in two locations throughout the community on May 15-18. The locations are the North Trail parking lot in West Vail and the Ford Park parking lot on the south side of Interstate 70. 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.

To pre-register for the event, email and indicate how many volunteers will be coming and the non-profit recipient. For additional details, call Kristen Bertuglia at 970-477-3455.

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