In honor of America Recycles Day, the Town of Vail will be accepting alkaline batteries to be recycled for free this week. Batteries may be dropped off at the Community Development Department offices, 75 S. Frontage Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. To assist with processing, please attach clear tape to the ends of each battery.
Looking for other opportunities for hard to recycle items around the valley? Vail Honeywagon and Walking Mountains Science Center are sponsoring an America Recycles Day collection event from 12 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Avon recycling site, 160 Nottingham Road. E-waste, paper shredding, batteries, yard waste, light bulbs and plastic bags will be accepted in addition to general recycling. Nominal fees may apply. Additionally, donations of clothing and small household items will be accepted.
Recent Town of Vail recycling initiatives have included adoption of a community wide recycling ordinance and distribution of free reusable bags to help Kick the Bag Habit in Vail’s grocery stores. The efforts, to date, have resulted in an 85 percent reduction in monthly bag use and significant improvement in residential and commercial recycling. For details, visit lovevail.org.