Over the Easter holiday, El Pasoans left 40% less trash in parks and the City of El Paso is urging the continued momentum for Memorial Day weekend.

The thousands of El Pasoans who will celebrate Memorial Day with cookouts and barbecues at El Paso’s parks are reminded to clean-up before heading home.

The City of El Paso has provided the following check list for park-goers:

  • All trash should be bagged and thrown in provided trash cans. Trash should not be left in boxes or grocery bags.
  • If trash cans are full, park patrons are asked to take their trash with them when they leave and dispose of it properly at home. Waste should not be left in grocery bags or boxes on tables or next to trash cans.
  • Charcoal should be properly and completely extinguished and thrown in trash cans. It can kill trees or grass if not properly discarded.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in city parks.
  • Violations of these rules should be reported to 311.

By the Numbers

During Easter Weekend:

  • 2014 - 4,500 bags of litter picked up by city
  • 2015 - 2,700 bags of litter picked up by city

During Memorial Day Weekend

  • 2014 - 2,000 bags of litter picked up by city
  • 2015 - TBD