The Town of Vail has launched a new sustainability website highlighting the community wide recycling program approved by the Vail Town Council in 2014. The new lovevail.org
site includes information on the recycling ordinance, what is required by residents and businesses and information on where to take hard-to-recycle items. Additionally, the website has links to the town’s Environmental Sustainability Strategic plan as well as strategic partners and up to date information on the Kick the Bag Habit initiative that bans plastic bags in Vail’s grocery stores effective Aug. 1.
The Community Recycling Program is a key part of the town’s larger waste diversion goals. In 2014, Eagle County had a 24.8 percent recycling rate, up from 22 percent in 2013. This still lags behind the national average recycling rate of 33 percent. Recycling is available curbside through all haulers that operate in Vail, included with your trash bill. Because recyclables are taken to different facilities, accepted materials may vary by hauler. Single stream haulers (Waste Management and Vail Honeywagon) accept aseptic containers (cardboard and juice containers with a plastic ring). All other accepted items are the same for all three curbside haulers. The community recycling drop-off site is also available for area residents and is located in the parking lot just west of the Community Development Department at 75 S. Frontage Road West.
For more information, contact Mark Hoblitzell, environmental sustainability coordinator 970-479-2333 or firstname.lastname@example.org