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City introduces new glass recycling program Wednesday

The City of El Paso is introducing its glass recycling program for residents. The City will use a glass pulverizer to recycle glass containers for use in garden landscaping and any other home beautification projects.

The event will include a demonstration of how the glass pulverizer operates and more information about the glass recycling pilot project.

The glass recycling program will help to reduce glass litter in our community, will reduce waste headed into the landfill, and provides a valuable resource with a second life.

El Pasoans who would like to recycle their dry, empty glass bottles and jars are encouraged to take them to nearest Citizen Collection Station, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

A residential El Paso Water Utility bill is not necessary to access the Citizen Collection Station for this new program.

The crushed glass will be made available to residents at the Pendale Citizen Collection Station, located at 1034 Pendale. It will be free of charge.  There is no limit on the amount of glass residents can take home. The Pendale Citizen Collection Station is open from 8 am – 4 pm. Tuesday through Saturday.

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3 comments

  1. As usual, here comes El Paso, with too little, too late. This is not recycling. Turning glass containers in for re-use would be recycling. Charging a deposit on all glass containers, and having the bottlers take them back to the plant for washing/sterilizing, and re-use would be recycling. We have to take our empty containers some distance, wait in a line, show proof of residence, and then somebody will scatter the broken pieces around a yard? So, the same mess we have with rock yards, will now include glass yards. FYI, rock yards collect the blowing dust, and every few years the whole thing has to be picked up, the collected dust and dirt hauled off, and then, new rock put down. Glass will be the same.

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