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Environmental Services Department Seeking Volunteers

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) is accepting volunteer applications from people who are passionate about recycling; keeping neighborhoods clean and want to make a difference in the community.

Volunteer opportunities include Recycle Right Neighborhood Captains, ESD Outreach Ambassadors, and an ESD Country Store Repair Technicians.

Residents interested in volunteering must be 16 years of age or older to apply.

The Environmental Services Department offers a wide range of services to residents including trash and recycling curbside collection, code enforcement, vector control, Citizen Collections Stations (CCS), air quality monitoring and community outreach among others.

For more information on volunteering with the Environmental Services Department, call (915) 212-6037 or visit the ESD Website.

Environmental Services Offers Tips on Recycling During Game Time Sunday

Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, the Environmental Services Department (ESD) encourages residents to make a game-time decision to go green and recycle.

“If we can remember to rinse and recycle plastic bottles and aluminum beverage containers, we will be diverting waste from the landfill. We need to prevent contamination in the blue bin by keeping items that are not recyclable out, such as food and glass,” said Director of Environmental Services Ellen Smyth.

Football game gatherings can create large amounts of trash that end up at the Greater El Paso Landfill.

The ESD estimates that thousands of aluminum cans, plastic bottles and cardboard material will pass the recycle bin and land in the trash Super Bowl Sunday.

Below are a few tips the ESD wants residents to remember when it comes to recycling.

  • Set aside separate containers for trash and recycling. Aluminum cans, plastic bottles and cardboard packaged products are recyclable.
  • Pizza boxes and Styrofoam cups and plates are NOT RECYCLABLE; those belong in the trash.
  • Purchase aluminum canned beverages; glass is not recyclable in the blue bins.
  • Serve food on reusable plates that can be washed and used again. This can reduce the amount of trash that may end up in the landfill.

The Environmental Services Department encourages all residents to recycle right, not just for Super Bowl weekend but all year-round. To learn more about recycling visit the Recycle Right El Paso webpage.

Video+Story: ESD Announces Winners “Recycle Right, El Paso” PSA Contest for Students

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 “Recycle Right, El Paso” Video PSA Contest for middle school and high school students.

The contest required students to create a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) video based on the theme “Recycle Right, El Paso” that focuses on the importance of recycling.

First place winners were recognized with an award during the El Paso City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 18.

A panel of judges from the ESD Earth Day Committee selected the following winners:

High School Contest:

First Place: Del Valle High School; Allison Falcon and Fernando Lara

Second Place: Del Valle High School; Connie Martinez and Paulina Lopez

Third Place: Austin High School; Jazmin Lerma and Benjamin Fernandini

Middle School Contest:

First Place: El Paso Leadership Academy; Damian Ceniceros and Raquel Landin

Second Place: John Drugan School; Deanna Campbell and Brandon Porras

Third Place: El Paso Leadership Academy; Christina Acuña and Klarissa Martinez

Winners will have their videos televised on CITY TV and the City of El Paso YouTube channel.

Great American Cleanup 2017 set for Saturday

The City of El Paso’s Environmental Services Department (ESD), along with numerous El Paso neighborhood associations, are partnering for the Great American Cleanup that takes place at various locations around the City starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 25.

There will be various cleanup sites located throughout El Paso, 20 of which will included large trash dumpsters where citizens can dispose of large bulky items such as mattresses, furniture or lawn trash.

The Great American Cleanup is a nationwide program that encourages individuals and organizations to get involved in their communities. Each spring, millions of residents volunteer to clean and beautify their community.

For more information on the local Great American Cleanup, including locations and times, visit the Environmental Services webpage at or call 311.

Roll-off dumpsters will NOT be accepting the following items:

  • Tires
  • Household hazardous waste materials (paint, motor oil, and chemicals)
  • E-waste (cell phones, appliances, computers, etc.)
  • Batteries of any kind

Environmental Services Department Extends Deadline for Video and Trash Bin Art Contest

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) has extended the deadline for the 2017 “Recycle Right, El Paso” video contest for students and the “Trash Bin Art” contest to Monday, March 20.

The “Recycle Right, El Paso” public service announcement (PSA) video contest is open to area high school and middle school students. The free contest requires students to create a 30-second video PSA that focuses on the importance of recycling and how to “Recycle Right, El Paso.”

The Trash Bin Art contest calls for residents to create an Earth Day themed art masterpiece on a trash bin. The free contest is open to anyone 18 and older.

More information on the 2017 “Recycle Right, El Paso” video contest and “Trash Bin Art” contest, including rules, guidelines and registration, is available on the Environmental Services Department website or by calling (915) 212-6058.

El Paso’s ESD Honored by Keep Texas Beautiful

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.

glassrecycleThe 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.

ESD Announces 1st-Ever Earth Day Trash Bin Art Contest

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) is excited to announce its first annual Earth Day Trash Bin Art Contest. The contest will allow you to create an art masterpiece on an unexpected surface – a trash bin!

The competition is open to all El Paso-area adults 18 and older. There is no fee to enter. Interested candidates must submit their artwork renderings and registration packet either via email (artwork must be a scanned PDF document) or deliver to us in-person (see info under Contest Guidelines).

The deadline for mural design submissions is Thursday, March 3, 2016. Incomplete registration packets will not be considered.

ESD’s Earth Day Celebration committee will select 5 contestants and contact them by Thursday, March 10, 2016. Candidates that are selected will be given a trash bin on which to create their artwork, paint and supplies. For more information on the contest, please refer to Contest Guidelines.

Five contestants will be recognized and have their decorated trash bins on display at ESD’s Earth Day Celebration at TI:ME at Montecillo, 4935 N. Mesa, on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Three winners will be selected from the five candidates and will receive trophies at ESD’s Earth Day Celebration.

The deadline for design submissions is Thursday, March 3, 2016.

For more information on the Trash Bin Art Contest, call Romie Ruiz at (915) 212-6057, or email her

ESD Seeking Vendors, Kicks off Contests for Earth Day 2016

The City of El Paso is once again preparing for its annual Earth Day Celebration.

The City’s El Paso Environmental Services Department is seeking vendors and exhibitors for its 6th Annual ESD’s Earth Day Celebration scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on April 23, 2016 at TI:ME at Montecillo, at 4935 N. Mesa.

ESD’s Earth Day Celebration is a FREE, outdoor event that educates our community on how we can each do our part to help the environment, while creating a better quality of life in our city. Captain Green, ESD’s Superhero mascot, and his trusty sidekick, Super Spud, invite the community to this fun-filled family event featuring educational resources, vendors, food and entertainment for our community.

ESD invites vendors and public outreach partners to host a booth at ESD’s Earth Day Celebration. Booths are free-of-charge, but vendors must bring their own table, chairs and canopy.  Space is limited, so please reserve early.  The DEADLINE to register for a booth is Monday, March 14, 2016.

The annual celebration includes video and art contests. This year’s contests include:

  • A video public service announcement contest for area high students. The theme of this year’s contest is “ESD Works for Me” and it has three different categories for students to enter: 1) General Overview of ESD Services, 2) Recycling, and 3) Adopt a Shelter Pet.

o   Interested students are asked to create a 30-second video public service announcement (PSA). The PSA’s must tie-in to the services provided by ESD along with one of the categories listed above. A complete list of ESD services can be found

o   Contest rules are available at

o   Winning entries from 2015 are available at

o   There is no fee to enter. One winner will be selected for each category. The winners will receive trophies and have their PSA’s televised on City 15, the City’s broadcast cable channel. The winning videos will also be uploaded to the City’s YouTube page and other social media pages. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

  • Environmental Services is introducing its first Earth Day Trash Bin Art Contest. The competition is open to all El Paso-area adults 18 and older.

o   There is no fee to enter. Artwork must be a scanned PDF document. Contest guidelines are available at

o   Five entries will be provided with a residential trash bin, paint and other supplies to decorate the bins. Three winners will be selected from the five decorated bins. Entries for trash bin contest must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016.

  • The annual Earth Day Roll-Off Mural Design Contest is back for 2016. The competition is open to all El Paso-area high school students and their art teachers. The theme of the mural must focus on Earth Day in the border community.

o   Contest details are available at

o   The winner(s) will get to paint their mural on a City roll-off garbage container. Entries for mural design contest must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016.

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