Environmental Services

Opt-In Recycling Program

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. Tips for managing household waste during this period.

To combat recycling contamination the City of El Paso’s Environmental Services Department (ESD) is introducing the Opt-In Recycling Program.

The program is solely for new ESD customers and educates our community about the items that belong in the blue bin, and about the benefits of recycling. Although many materials are recyclable not all of them belong in the City-issued blue bin. Only recyclable materials accepted by the local recycling manufacturing plant should be placed in a blue bin.

New customers requesting delivery of a blue bin will be given the option to participate in the Curbside Recycling Program. Participation in the program is not mandatory. New customers include commercial and waiver program accounts.  If new customers choose to opt-in the program, they will be provided with a class highlighting items accepted in the recycling program and with a bin upon successful completion of the class. There is  no fee to take the class and no additional delivery fee for the blue bin after the successful completion of the class. Existing ESD customers are grandfathered into the Curbside Recycling Program.

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