Effective Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) will close two of its five Citizen Collection Stations until further notice.
“The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. Months ago in response to this pandemic we developed a plan that calls for interrupting some activities to be able to focus our resources on our primary solid waste services, which are operating the landfill and collecting residential trash,” said Ellen Smyth, Environmental Services Department Managing Director. “Due to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases in our community and in our workforce, we are activating this part of our response plan.”
The temporary deactivation of the two drop-off sites is in accordance with COVID-19 guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intended to slow the spread of the virus in a workplace
Citizen Collection Stations are drop-off sites for extra household trash, recyclables and bulky items. The sites scheduled to close are located at 121 Atlantic on the Westside and 2492 Harrison in Central.
Environmental Services collects trash and recyclables from nearly 200,000 homes. Collection services will continue. Residential customers may dispose of extra household trash and recycling at the remaining open drop-sites located at 1034 Pendale, 4501 Hondo Pass, and 3510 Confederate, as well as the Greater El Paso Landfill, at 2600 Darrington.
The Environmental Services Department has an online chat service to make it easier for customers to reach its support team to discuss solid waste disposal options.
Customers seeking more information about these changes may call (915) 212-6000 or visit their website.