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.

America Recycles

What are the main reasons to recycle? It’s more complex and important than many people think.

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.