Cordillera has an agreement with Vail Honeywagon to accept single-stream recycling, curbside. Single-stream recycling is a system where paper, metals and plastics are mixed together instead of being sorted. Honeywagon will also accept minimal amounts of corrugated cardboard (estimated as 6 boxes) that have been flattened, at the street. Property owners can also take their recycling to the Community Operations site at 543 Carterville Road.

Separating Recycling

At the dumpsters at Community Operations, recycling needs to be separated.

  • Paper: Newspapers, magazines and office paper. No phone books, cereal boxes cardboard or day-glow paper
  • Co-mingled aluminum, steel, tin, glass, plastic with symbols Number 1 - 6: All colors of glass are accepted, but please remove the lids and rinse the bottles and jars. Ceramics, light bulbs, plate glass and glassware are prohibited. Please rinse and flatten aluminum cans and cans. Plastics Please rinse and remove lids. Flatten large containers. Plastic grocery bags should be recycled at your local grocery store
  • Cardboard: Please flatten cardboard boxes so more fits in the dumpster. Shiny cardboard such as from food containers or soda boxes are prohibited
  • Trash
The Eagle County Solid Waste and Recycling facility does not have the ability to sort recycling from the dumpsters collected at Community Operations. It is never acceptable to put food trash in with recycling. Fines have resulted from electronics being place in the recycling and entire dumpsters of recycling have been dumped as trash due to the contamination of food waste. 


Call Vail Honeywagon at 970-476-3511 to schedule a pickup at your residence for electronic items. Please do not place electronics in the recycling dumpsters at Community Operations. 

Unacceptable Recycling

  • Plastic bags
  • Packing material (bubbles, plastic, foam, etc.)
  • Shredded paper
  • Food
  • Broken glass and dishes
  • Styrofoam
  • Scrap metal
  • Light bulbs
  • Caps and lids
  • Pizza boxes with food stuck to them
  • Freezer food boxes (wax prevents recycling)
  • Hazardous waste (paint, oil, etc.)
  • Electronics (call Vail Honeywagon at 970-476-3511 for electronics options)
Learn more about recycling at the Vail Honeywagon website.