Trash Removal

Trash & Recycling

The Cordillera Property Owners Association (CPOA) provides residential trash and recycling services to Cordillera Property Owners. This program is not intended for contractors or construction debris. Cordillera’s designated contractor is Vail Honeywagon. 


Trash is picked up every Tuesday except when a holiday falls on either Monday or Tuesday, in which case Cordillera’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday. Recycling is picked up every other week. For complete schedule visit Vail Honeywagon’s website

Spring Cleaning Dumpster Schedule

Dumpsters will be available according to the following schedule for bulky household items. Please do not dispose paint, tires, batteries, freon, fluorescent lights, or chemicals. These dumpsters are for property owners only.

  • Thursday, June 4: Divide Neighborhood. Dumpster at dog park parking lot.
  • Thursday, June 11: Ranch Neighborhood. Dumpster at Trailhead parking.
  • Thursday, June 18: Summit Neighborhood. Dumpster at Golf Maintenance.

Yard Debris Removal

Yard debris will collected according to the following pick-up schedule on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Please do not bring it to the road until the week before the scheduled pick up; please stack it neatly alongside the road.

  • Divide Neighborhood:  May 5, June 2, July 7,  August 4
  • Ranch Neighborhood: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11
  • Summit Neighborhood: May 18, June 16, July 21, August 18

Please call the Divide Gatehouse at (970-926-2335) to schedule pick-up on the dates corresponding to each neighborhood (Divide, Ranch, Summit).

Trash Containers

Cordillera Property Owners are required to use bear-resistant containers when their trash and garbage is at the street. The CPOA and Vail Honeywagon provide bear-resistant containers to all property owners. Bear-resistant containers are intended to “resist” the efforts of a bear to gain entry. When trash containers are at the street, the lids must be completely closed and the latches secured. Trash containers may be at the curb between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. the day of pickup. Trash containers may not be out overnight when the bears are most active. Trash containers left out past authorized hours will be tagged.  Property owners who leave trash containers out repeatedly will be fined.  

If property owners need additional trash containers, please contact Vail Honeywagon.

Community Operation Dumpsters (Single Stream Recycling)

In addition to curbside trash and recycling service, dumpsters are available behind community operations. These are not to be used by contractors, landscapers or by people outside of Cordillera.  

Acceptable Items for Cordillera Dumpsters

Trash: Non-hazardous residential solid waste e.g. household trash. 

Recycling: All glass beverage containers (all colors); aluminum, steel and tin cans; rinsed and empty plastic containers (#1 through #7); cleaned and flattened corrugated cardboard boxes (corrugated means it has an undulating layer between two flat layers); office paper (not shredded); magazines and newspapers. 

Note: Please remove recycling items from plastic bags. Plastic bags are not recyclable when holding other recycling materials. Plastic bags contaminate the whole dumpster, thus rendering the whole dumpster trash.

Unacceptable Items for Cordillera Dumpsters

Trash: No hazardous waste including paints, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, fuels, household cleaners, pesticides, pool chemicals, solvents and thinners; batteries; fluorescent light bulbs; refrigerators and freezers; e-waste, televisions, computers and printers; prescription drugs; tires and yard waste.
Recycling: No plastic bags or materials in plastic bags; plastic utensils; needles or syringes; ceramics or Pyrex; Styrofoam; hazardous materials; napkins or paper towels; box board (cereal boxes); shredded paper; mirrors; light bulbs; dishes; six-pack holders; #7 PLA plastics.
When in doubt, keep it out!
Unacceptable trash and recycling items can be taken to the Eagle County Solid Waste & Recyclingfacility (the dump) located in Wolcott.