Vail’s clean-up day is May 22
VAIL – The town of Vail is combining its annual community clean up with charitable contributions. Participants in the May 22 cleanup will get a $25 donation to be distributed an area nonprofit approved by the Vail Town Council.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; Freedom Part/Vets; 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; St. Clare of Assisi; Salvation Army; Shaw Cancer Center; Skate Club of Vail; Snowboard Outreach Society; The Youth Foundation; United Way; Vail Bible Academy; Vail Chamber & Business Association; Vail Child Care Center; Vail Fire Department; Vail Gay Ski Group; Vail Jazz Foundation; Vail Library; Vail Mountain Rescue Group; Vail Mountain School; Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy; Vail Symposium; Vail Valley Foundation; and Vail Valley Soccer Club.Volunteers will meet at the top of the Lionshead parking structure for check in starting at 8:30 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 to the community clean up, the town will offer free curbside pickup for non-hazardous items, such as couches, mattresses and other furniture on May 20. 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 public works department at 970-479-2158 no later than May 19. Also, free Dumpsters to dispose of items such as televisions, bed springs and small furniture will be available in two locations from May 20 to 23: 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 is not permitted, but may be taken to the household hazardous waste facility at the Eagle County landfill near Wolcott.To register for the cleanup, e-mail email@example.com and indicate how many volunteers will be coming and the nonprofit recipient. For additional details, contact Kristen Bertuglia at 970-477-3455 or Bill Carlson at 970-479-2333.