The Wildlife Protection Ordinance mandates wildlife-resistant trash enclosures for residential dwellings and commercial businesses.
Patrol and Code Enforcement educate and enforce the ordinance, reminding the community that bear-resistant containers are compliant only if they are closed and latched properly. A zero-tolerance approach to violations of regulations allows the municipal court to impose maximum fines and the potential of a jail sentence as outlined in the Vail Town Code for putting trash outside other than from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on a scheduled trash collection day. Intentional or unintentional feeding of wildlife at anytime through the mishandling of pet food, bird feeders and garbage is prohibited.
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