Partnerships and Public Programs provide special green initiatives, community beautification projects, and children’s Environmental education. Contact Hortensia Grijalva at (915) 212-6037 for more information on any of the following projects. You can also email her at


Great American Cleanup (Citywide)

America’s largest organized cleanup, beautification and community improvement program, The Great American Cleanup, comes to El Paso each April, where volunteers throughout the city participate in litter cleanups, recycling drives, community improvement projects, park renewal, and much more.  For more information, contact Hortensia Grijalva at (915) 212-6037.


Bags to Benches

It’s about as simple as it sounds.  We help turn recycled plastic bags into benches.


ESD has teamed up with Trex, the country’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, to host this plastic bag recycling challenge.  More information coming soon.

It takes approximately 70,000 bags to create one bench.  The location that collects the most bags will receive its own recycle bench. For more information, contact  Hortensia Grijalva at (915)212-6037.