The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) is being honored by Keep Texas Beautiful.
The nonprofit organization – dedicated to beautifying and improving community environments through programming and education in areas of litter prevention, community beautification and waste reduction – recognizes efforts by individuals and organizations who work to keep the state’s environment clean and beautiful.
The Environmental Services Department is being honored with the 3rd place Government Award in the City category for excellence in launching its Glass Recycling Pilot Program. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Texas environment made by government departments, divisions or agencies.
The Environmental Services Department launched its Glass Recycling Pilot Program through its Citizen Collection Stations. The stations located throughout the community accept glass beverage bottles and jars.
The glass is crushed and the material is provided to the public at no cost through the station, located at 1034 Pendale.
As part of the pilot program ESD customers are reminded that glass products are not accepted through the curbside recycling program. Glass containers should never be placed in the blue recycling bins.
Environmental Services launched the glass recycling pilot program because it is committed to providing a clean, safe, healthy and beautiful environment for all El Paso residents to enjoy. As part of its mission, the department strives to maintain top quality code enforcement, environmental health and integrated solid waste management services that have a direct impact on the future of our community.
ESD is responsible for providing a wide range of services including; garbage and curbside recycling collections, landfill operations, animal services enforcement, air quality monitoring, and code compliance enforcement among other services to help keep our community clean and beautiful.