Update: Curbside Recycling Program
When does it start? What is the timeline?
Why is recycling important to our community?
- The program has really already started!!!
- We have already broke ground on the "Friedman of El Paso Material Recovery Facility" (recycling site) on Monday, December 4th, which will be located at 5835 Wren in Northeast El Paso
- The facility should be completed in March 2007.
- When does it start? What is the timeline? The distribution of the blue recycling bins began in January, citywide.
- This will encompass 160,000 households
- An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 will be distributed every week.
What can be recycled?
- El Paso is one of the largest communities that does not actively recycle
- National average of participation in recycling programs is 35%, El Paso is currently at only 2%
- By recycling, we save valuable resources in El Paso
- For example, we can save: 595,000 trees, 115,500 cubic yards of landfill space
Any other rules we need to know about?
- Aluminum cans
- Tin cans--they are really made out of steel such as dog food cans and green bean cans.
- #1 & #2 plastics that include plastic milk containers, household cleaning agent containers (Windex, top job, Mr. Clean, dish washing soap)
- Magazines, Newspaper
- Junk mail, Phone Books
- Anything that "tears" We call it "Tearable"!! (PUN)
Will the Citizen Drop-Off Sites still remain open?
- No liquids
- No food
- No glass
- No electronics (computers, etc)
- These still need to go to the Citizen Drop Off sites
For more information please call Environmental Services at 621-6700.
- The six drop off sites will remain open for residents to take HHW (Household hazardous waste)
- Extra trash and large items such as sofas, TVs, etc.
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