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Examples of wildlife-resistant trash containers and enclosures that meet Town of Vail standards per the Wildlife Protection Ordinance:

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ACCEPTABLE: Includes external clips.
Visit the certified vendors page for purchase information.


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ACCEPTABLE and RECOMMENDED: Includes internal latch mechanism.
Visit the certified vendors page for purchase information.


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ACCEPTABLE: Containter requires a permit for location approval.
Call 479-2139.


Unacceptable Containers - Click for larger image 

NOT ACCEPTABLE. No latches to prevent wildlife from opening containters.


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ACCEPTABLE: Either enclosure requires a permit.


 Unacceptable Enclosure - Click for larger image

NOT ACCEPTABLE: Enclosures must be sealed at both top and bottom to prevent wildlife from entering.

Contact Info

Vail Police
General Information

Dwight Henninger
Vail Police Chief

Craig Bettis
Operations Commander

Daric Harvey
Administrative Commander

Marc Wentworth
Vail Public Safety Communications Center Director