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The City’s Environmental Services Department rolled out the Curbside Recycling Program with the “Drop it in the Blue” public outreach campaign on Earth Day of 2007.

The program has been a huge success, with over 85% of El Paso single-family houses participating.

Recyclables are collected once a week, on your regular garbage collection day. However, you may wait until your recycling cart is full before setting it out on your scheduled trash collection day.

Here are some more curbside recycling tips:


Recycling Furniture, Yard Waste, Tires and other household items

To recycle other items, including paint, cooking oil, furniture and tires, please check out Environmental Services Citizen Collection Stations’ webpage: There are five Citizen Collection Stations across El Paso that accept many items, and also offer free items, such as paint and mulch, to residents!

For more information contact the City’s Environmental Services Department at 915-621-6700 or visit:

Recycle Your Christmas Trees!

Beginning Thursday, December 26, Citizen Collection Stations will accept fresh cut Christmas trees to be recycled and turned into free mulch for ESD residential customers. Citizen Collection Stations are regularly open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Locations include 121 Atlantic Road, 4200 Delta Drive, 2492 Harrison Avenue, 4501 Hondo Pass Avenue, and 1034 Pendale Road.

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