FAQ

  • General Questions

    • What can and cannot be recycled?
    • What if a live in an apartment or condominium?
    • Do I have to separate the recyclable items?
    • What about plastic bags?
    • What about glass?
    • Are there any special requirements for newspapers?
    • Do I have to rinse out my containers?
    • My recycling bin is not large enough to hold all of my recyclables. What should I do?
    • I notice strangers going through my recycling bin, what should I do?
    • When and where should I place my recycle bin?
    • Who do I call if my recycling bin breaks, cracks, or has broken wheels?
    • Why does the City of El Paso not accept glass in the blue bin?
    • If I live outside the City of El Paso, can I still participate?
    • Why can’t pizza boxes be placed in the blue recycling bin?
    • Why can’t I place clothing in the blue recycling bin?
    • Why can’t I recycle styrofoam? It has a recycling emblem on it.
    • I was told that I could not recycle diapers, but I see a recycling emblem on the box?
    • Why was my blue recycling bin not picked up on my collection day?
    • What happens if I receive a “notification” tag on my recycling bin?