Changes to City of El Paso Recycling Collection Schedule Start Tuesday
The "Blue Every Two" initiative has arrived. Beginning Tuesday, March 31, the city’s recycling collection will shift to every other week.
To find out what your collection day is going forward, click HERE and enter your street address in the search box.
The decision to modify the curbside recycling program was made in February after the environmental department said data it collected showed the majority of El Pasoans were not putting their blue bin out every week.
While a second blue bin will not be provided to households at this time, the department will be re-evaluating the program in a few months and a second bin for certain households is one of the changes they will take into consideration.
For those whose recycling bins are filled to the top every week and don’t want to or can’t store the excess plastics and cardboard until the following week, Ellen Smyth, director of the City of El Paso's Environmental Services Department, suggests asking a neighbor if you can use their bin, or hauling the leftover recyclables yourself to your nearest Citizen Collection Station.