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 once a week, on your regular garbage collection day. Simply place your blue bin next to your gray bin (3 feet apart) on the day of your collection. The arrow on the top of the bins should point toward the street. You may wait until your recycling bin is half full before setting it out for collection.

If you have an unusually large accumulation of recyclables, please use one of our Citizen Collection Stations (CCS) located throughout the city. The stations are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and are located at: 4501 Hondo Pass; 1034 Pendale; 2492 Harrison; and 121 Atlantic. There is no fee for this service.

Participation in the Curbside Recycling program is voluntary. If you do not recycle properly, you risk having the Environmental Services
Department repossess your blue bin and end your household’s participation in the program. Items placed in the blue containers must be recyclables and should not be mixed with non-recyclable household waste.

For more information regarding the Curbside Recycle Program please e-mail

For Container Replacement/Repair please contact 311.


How to Recycle Glass

Want to recycle glass? Participate in the city's Environmental Services Department Glass Recycling Pilot Program. 

Glass should never be placed inside the blue recycling bins. The curbside recycling program does not accept glass products.

If you want to recycle glass, please take your dry, empty glass beverage bottles and small jars to any Citizen Collection Station. The sites at 1034 Pendale, 2492 Harrison, 4501 Hondo Pass, and 121 Atlantic are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Click here to learn more.

The crushed glass from the recycled glass is available to the public at no charge. The crushed glass may be picked up at the CCS located at 1034 Pendale.