Thanks for showing that you care about Vail’s environmental health. This site is designed to offer guidance to businesses and residents as we drive toward a more sustainable future, reducing Vail’s landfill use by 25 percent by the year 2019.

You’ll find a list of recyclable materials, tips on preparing those materials for collection, drop-off locations, and even tips on disposing of hazardous household chemicals and e-waste.

Got a question that isn’t answered here?

Get to Know Our Program

Check out the “Love Vail” video to learn more about our community and see why recycling is important to those who live here.


Let's Recycle Right Eagle County!

The Town of Vail is proud to be a part of the Eagle County Climate Action Collaborative, which is launching its winter Bi-Annual Recycling Education Guide for the Eagle County Community. We are spelling out what can ALWAYS go in your recycle bin and what can NEVER EVER go in your recycle bin. And we’ll let you know every 6 months if there have been any changes to the rules, so you can keep on top of your recycling game!

Please note, the following are NOT accepted in any recycling stream:
– Aseptic containers (dairy/almond/oat milk/OJ cartons)
– Starbucks hot coffee cups
– Plastic Cutlery, plastic hot/cold cup lids, to-go dressing-sized containers (less than 3 oz)
– Styrofoam
– Plastic Bags

In the interim between updates, the Eagle County Waste Wizard app is a perfect tool to answer all the questions you have on recycling. Find the answers to all your specific recycling questions at any time and have access to Walking Mountains recycling resources at the tip of your fingers!

Download the FREE Eagle County Waste Wizard app, check out the Recycling Guide, and start recycling right!


Don't Worry, It's Easy

  1. Step 1

    Get your animal-proof recycling bin.

  2. Step 2

    Review our recycling guide to determine what can and cannot be recycled.

  3. Step 3

    Become a champion. Encourage friends, family, and neighbors to follow recycling guidelines.

What is the Ordinance?

What is the Community Wide Recycling Ordinance? As of July 1, 2014 recycling regulations took effect in Vail. So yes, it’s a law, but its something we should all be doing anyway, so think of it as just a smart move and a small token of your love.

Need Assistance? We've got you covered.

If you are having difficulty recycling, the Town of Vail has several ways to assist.

Events & Announcements

Learn about events, activities, and new initiatives the town is pursuing to make Vail even better.


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