Recycling collection for the city has been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit many businesses and communities hard in a variety of ways, but this week's news is a new one for us. The Environmental Services Department Public Information Office announced this week that effective on December 1st, the city would be temporarily halting their curbside recycling service for residents. After December 1st, residents are being asked to only use their grey bins for trash collection and to put their blue bins away until they can once again begin the curbside recycling. The reason given why the city is halting the curbside recycling program is due to staffing issues from the ongoing pandemic. There's no word on when we could be seeing the curbside recycling return, but there's still good news for those out there who still want to recycle items.

If you would still like to recycle, the City of El Paso has 5 Citizen Collection Stations (CCS) available for you to use:

  • Westside- 121 Atlantic
  • Northeast- 4501 Hondo Pass
  • Eastside- 1034 Pendale
  • Eastside 3510 COnfederate
  • Central- 2492 Harrison

Citizen Collection Stations are open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Westside Citizen Collection Station is currently working with reduced hours so please call them to make sure they are open when you want to stop by. To learn more, please visit the City of El Paso Environmental Services' website.

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