Where to Recycle in El Paso County
Recycling is the processing of used materials into new products to prevent the end-of-life of potentially useful items. This is accomplished by redirecting an item that has already provided initial value and creating something usable, either for the original purpose or another. There are many benefits to recycling: it saves energy, decreases emissions of greenhouse gasses, and conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals. Many things that you see around you every day can be recycled. To assist in this effort, El Paso County publishes a Recycling Directory designed to provide residents options to recycle many different materials.
Single Stream Recycling
Currently, the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility offers single stream recycling to households at no charge. The recycling bins are self-service, and available on a first come, first served basis. The bins are open from 7am until full Wednesday and Friday. This is a registration based service, call 520-7878 and press zero to inquire about registration.
Yard Waste Recycling Every Saturday at Rocky Top Resources
The Black Forest Slash-Mulch Program is a Wildfire Mitigation and Recycling Program. The Black Forest Slash / Mulch Program operates May to September each year. SITE IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - Check back in April 2017.