DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE
City Offers Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Services
The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department is reminding the public that the improper disposal of common household products, such as paint, motor oil, and all purpose cleaners and disinfectants, is a hazard to the environment and to public welfare.
All household chemicals should always be stored in a protected and secure area away from children, pets, and appliance pilot lights to prevent poisonings and home fires. Leftover quantities of these products should never be poured down the drain, placed in the trash, or stored for excessive periods of time.
“The improper disposal and storage of household hazardous waste is a serious problem,” said Environmental Services Department Director Ellen A. Smyth. “Our efforts to educate the community about how to properly dispose of unwanted household chemicals that should not be thrown away in the trash are important steps toward helping us better protect our health and environment.”
To safely manage household hazardous waste, or HHW, the City of El Paso Environmental Services Department recommends that residents dispose of these products at its Citizens Collection Stations, which are conveniently located throughout the community.
The sites are available to residents, who pay a solid waste disposal fee to the City of El Paso. Citizens must bring their water bill, which shows that they pay solid waste disposal fees to the City of El Paso and a corresponding identification, such as the driver license of the person whose name is on the bill. This service is not available to businesses and organizations.
The sites are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and are located at:
Northeast: 4501 Hondo Pass
North Central: 2492 Harrison
Westside: 121 Atlantic (at Doniphan)
Lower Valley: 9000 Escobar
South Central: 4200 Delta