Welcome to Vail

Vail is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Which is why those of us lucky enough to live, visit, and play here care about keeping our footprint small, our resources plentiful, and our contribution to sustainability top of mind. It’s the least we can do for the place we all love.


Vail Named Top 100 Global Destination

Recycling Events and Announcements

The Town of Vail Environmental Sustainability Department invites artists to submit proposals for consideration in the design and creation of a temporary art installation in town to educate the public about the importance of waste diversion (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) as it relates to climate change and impacts on the mountain ecosystem.

Submission details for the recycled art installation are included on the town’s website at www.vailgov.com/notices and are due Monday, Dec. 16. The selected artist will be commissioned to create and install an original, temporary and outdoor art installation and will receive a $7,500 stipend.

Gore Creek Events & Announcements

Please join Town of Vail for another installment of Lunch with the Locals!


It's all part of our sustainability plan to keep Vail beautiful.


In July 2014, Vail launched an ambitious sustainability initiative that made recycling mandatory, instituted wildlife-resistant containers, and launched a public information campaign, which you just happen to be experiencing right now.

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Restore the Gore

Vail may be known for the (frozen) water on its peaks, but the water running through Gore Creek is a vital part of our community, too. Learn about the environmental challenges the town is addressing with help from people like you.

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