Recycling glass is another great way to help the environment but the city doesn't pick up your glass at the curb. Find out how you can still recycle your glass.

Growing up, I always had to separate my recycling when putting out the trash. There was separate bins for the paper, aluminum and the glass. When I moved to the Borderland, I was shocked to find out that the garbage man didn't pick up the glass. I also sadly for a few months was putting the glass in the bin because I didn't know.

Recycling glass is beneficial not only to the environment but also to our community. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled over and over again and continue to make the same high quality glass bottles and jars. Not to mention a glass bottle can take about 4,000 years to be decompose, possibly longer.

There are also benefits of crushed glass too! Check out some of the benefits thanks to the City of El Paso's Glass Recycling pilot Program:

  • By having an end use for the crushed glass, it will help to reduce glass litter in our community.
  • By diverting the crushed glass via a recycling program, it will help to reduce waste headed into the landfill.
  • It provides a valuable resource with a second life.
  • Unlike other heavy metals, crushed glass contains no toxic materials.
  • Crushed glass does not pose other environmental issues.
  • It can be used in a number of construction and household projects in place of sand and other resources.
  • Crushed glass can be used as an aggregate in abrasive media and in landscaping.

If you would like to recycle your glass, remove lids, caps or corks from any bottles or jars being recycled. Also make sure that the glass is clean, dry and empty. Once you arrive at one of the collection stations you will separate glass by color and drop them into their corresponding bins.

Here are the places in El Paso where you can recycle your glass:

Eastside: 1034 Pendale
Central: 2492 Harrison
Northeast: 4501 Hondo Pass
Westside:  121 Atlantic