• June 27, 2022

Tags : Environmental Services Department

City of El Paso to celebrate Earth Day via virtual

The City of El Paso is inviting residents to join the Environmental Services Department in celebrating Earth Day this year with virtual events this week. “Traditionally, Earth Day has been celebrated with an in-person event including local and sustainable vendors, businesses, music, and family friendly activities,” organizers shared. “Due to COVID-19 it has been a […]Read More

Covid-19 leads to two Citizen Collection Sites to close temporarily

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 […]Read More

City ESD: Innovative improvements coming to curbside recycling collections

On Thursday, City of El Paso officials announced modifications to the Curbside Recycling Program to improve its service delivery by plugging recently identified performance gaps. “We now have the data to make impactful service improvements in the delivery of recycling collections,” Environmental Services Department Director Ellen Smyth, said. “A cultural change in City management empowering […]Read More

Environmental Services Department announces Neighborhood Cleanup 2019

The City of El Paso’s Environmental Services Department (ESD) and the Streets and Maintenance Department are teaming up to host the 2019 Neighborhood Cleanup. This year’s event is set for Saturday, September 28, 2019. The annual event will take place from 7:30 am to noon in various neighborhoods throughout the community. This event allows El […]Read More

Video+Story: Del Valle High duo wins 2019 “Recycle Right, El

On Monday, officials with the City of El Paso’s Environmental Services Department (ESD)announced the winners of the 2019 “Recycle Right, El Paso” Video PSA Contest for high school students. Students were asked to create a 30-second video public service announcement (PSA) based on the theme “Recycle Right, El Paso.” The videos focused on recyclable items […]Read More

Environmental Services Invites Residents to Participate in 2019 Great American

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) along with various El Paso neighborhood associations and volunteers will come together on Saturday, March 23 to participate in the Great American Clean Up. This national event, developed by Keep America Beautiful, is the country’s largest organized cleanup, beautification, and community improvement program. An estimated 20,000 […]Read More

City’s ESD: Recycle the Grease From Your Thanksgiving Feast

The Environmental Services Department is once again encouraging everyone to recycle used cooking oil and grease whenever possible over the Thanksgiving holiday and never put them down the drain. ESD officials say that nearly 50 percent of all sewage overflows nationwide are caused by homeowners who improperly dispose of fats, oils and grease (FOG), which […]Read More

Environmental Services Offers Tips on Disposing Fall Yard Waste

Autumn is in the air and soon leaves will be covering the ground and officials with the Environmental Services Department have options for residents when it comes to cleaning up. Officials with the Environmental Services Department (ESD) are asking residents to throw yard waste in the gray bins and not the blue recycle bins. Additionally, […]Read More

Environmental Services Department Introduces New Mascot: “Bleu” The Recycling Robot

The Environmental Services Department (ESD) officially introduces the community to the newest addition of the family – “Bleu”, the curbside recycling robot. The ESD is introducing him as a family-friendly way to reach out and educate the community about recycling. Bleu is ready to champion recycling and solid waste collection by offering free recycling presentations […]Read More