The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) reminds customers that changes to curbside recycling collection schedules start this week on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
“When the blue bins were first distributed in 2007, the program lacked a mechanism for tracking the rate at which customers set out their bins and other vital metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of the program,” ESD officials shared. “As a result, recycling collection trucks have been running routes where less than half of the bins are set out for collection, and the majority of those containers placed on the curb are less than a quarter full.”
Recycling collections are shifting to every other week collections as recently acquired data shows more than half of customers consistently choose to not place their blue bins out on a weekly basis.
“Customers will see improved on-time recycling collections through the new operational efficiencies, less wear and tear on streets, and expanded solid waste services through the reallocations of savings resulting from these changes” ESD officials added.
All customers were notified of their new schedules through notices mailed to their homes earlier month.
Residents can check their recycling collection schedules online or via the free the ESD Works for You app or by clicking here.