Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our workforce, Curbside Recycling Collections and the Opt-In Recycling programs will be suspended until further notice effective December 1, 2020, customers should only place their gray trash bin out for scheduled collections. Blue bins will NOT be collected.


You can manage your household waste while the recycling programs are suspended.

  • You may place materials (recyclables and trash) in the gray bin for weekly collection. Recyclables will be landfilled, not recycled.
  • If you are able, store recyclable material until the recycling program resumes.
  • If you are able, take recyclable material to a drop-off site. Materials should be loose when placed in the bins at the sites. No bagged material will be accepted.
  • Contact our ESD Live chat service or call (915) 212-6000 to schedule a special collection for extra household trash or bulk items. Rates start at $35.

Curbside Recycling

The City of El Paso Curbside Recycling Program offers residents an easy and convenient way to reduce waste and contribute to the preservation of our environment. 

Recyclables are collected every other week, on your regular garbage collection day. Simply place your blue bin next to your gray bin on the day of your collection. Remember to place your blue and gray bin in the proper direction and leave a five foot spacing between other objects.

If your recycling bin has not been picked up by 3pm on your collection day, please call 3-1-1 for an update.

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