Vail’s annual cleanup day is Saturday |

Vail’s annual cleanup day is Saturday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail’s Annual Spring Clean Up takes place May 30, rain or shine.

Volunteers are asked to gather on the top deck of the Lionshead parking structure for registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. Then, at 1 p.m., volunteers will be shuttled to various areas within the town to pick up trash and other debris remaining from the winter season. The event will conclude at 4 p.m. with free pizza and beverages donated by Brian Nolan at the Blue Moose, located at the Arrabelle at Vail Square. –

Participants will receive a $25 donation from the town to be awarded to one of more than 40 nonprofit agencies in the area. In addition, all volunteers will receive a T-shirt made from recycled cotton in recognition of the town’s efforts to promote environmental awareness.

Participants are required to sign a release of liability form before participating. Persons under the age of 17 will need a parent or guardian signature to participate. Liability forms are available in advance at the town’s Community Development Department, 75 S. Frontage Road, or by calling 479-2333. Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves and sunscreen. Trash bags will be provided.

In addition to the community clean up, the Town of Vail will offer free curbside pickup of non-hazardous items such as couches, mattresses and other furniture on May 28. Freezers or refrigerators are not accepted. To make an appointment, call the town’s Public Works Department at 479-2158 no later than 5 p.m. May 27. Also, free Dumpsters to dispose of items such as bed springs and small furniture will be available in three locations throughout the community from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 29 and May 30. The locations are the North Trail parking lot in West Vail; the East Vail parking lot on the south side of I-70; and the charter bus lot on the east side of the Lionshead parking structure. Disposal of hazardous materials or refrigerators is not permitted.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Residents are asked to refrain from disposing of their unwanted electronics until June 13, the annual electronics recycling event in Vail.

For more information, call Bill Carlson, the town’s environmental health officer, at 479-2333.

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