El Paso County Clean Sweep Hard-to-Recycle Events for tires, mattresses/box springs, and large TVs!

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The 2023 events are complete. Call 719-520-7878 or email EVS-EPC@elpasoco.com if you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list to be notified of the Spring 2024 event.

NOTE: If you DO NOT have tires, mattresses, or larger TVs, you may sign up for a routine weekday appointment at the Hazardous Waste Facility by clicking this link. The facility accepts paints, chemicals, batteries, small electronics, etc. year-round for FREE!

For alternate mattress, tire, and electronic options, you may refer to any of the following:




The following items are accepted for FREE at the Clean Sweep Events from El Paso and Teller County residents ONLY. (No trash or business waste) :

Electronics: ANY SIZE TV or COMPUTER MONITOR, limited to three [3] total per vehicle. Computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, notebooks, ultra-books, net books, electronic tablets, DVD players, VCRs, radios, stereos, video game consoles, video display devices with viewing screens greater than 4” diagonally. (Cables/cords/wires will only be accepted if they are permanently attached to the device).

Mattresses/Box Springs (limited to six [6] total)

Tires passenger and light truck (limit is nine [9] per vehicle, as required by state law)*. Can be on or off rim.

Paint and paint-related products (stains, strippers, thinners, varnishes, etc.) – 50 gallon limit.

Household chemicals (aerosols, ammonia, bleach, cleaners, lamp oil, etc.)

Lawn & garden chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, poisons, plant food, etc.)

Antifreeze Limited to 10 gal. Must come in containers no larger than 5 gal filled no more than ¾ full all containers must be left at site.

Automotive chemicals waxes, bug / tar / vinyl / chrome / engine cleaners, etc.

Automotive fluids – motor oil, antifreeze, brake & transmission fluids (Limited to 10 gal TOTAL. Must come in containers no larger than 5 gal filled no more than ¾ full all containers must be left at site)

Gasoline Limited to 10 gal. Must come in containers no larger than 5 gal filled no more than ¾ full all containers must be left at site.

All types of batteries – lead-acid vehicle batteries and household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, watch & hearing aid batteries). No corrosion. Must come in clear bag or jar.

Fluorescent Lights – CFL bulbs, up to a total of 100 feet of tubes.

Visit the Household Hazardous Waste page to see what items can be accepted during weekday appointments. (ROUTINE DROP-OFFS ARE FREE OF CHARGE!)


Air Conditioners, Ammunition, Appliances, Asbestos, Business Waste (includes schools, churches, nonprofits, etc.), Cables/Wires NOT attached to anything, Carpet/Rugs, Compressed Gas Cylinders other than 1 or 20lb propane, 1 lb butane or 1lb mapp gas, Containers larger than 5 gal, Fans, Freezers, Furniture, Heaters, Home media items (CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassettes, etc.), Lab grade/Industrial chemicals & products, Lawnmowers, Medical Tools/Supplies, Medications (click for more info), Microwaves, Phones (cell/landline), Refrigerators, Remote Controls, Satellite dishes, Snow Blowers, Speakers, Trash, Unlabeled or leaking containers, Wood

Any unacceptable items may be rejected. If you have an item not listed here, please call 719-520-7878 for acceptance criteria.

If you wish to cancel your appointment, you may login to your Eventbrite account using the email registered or call 719-520-7878 or email evs-epc@elpasoco.com for assistance.


(A) No person shall transport a load of ten (10) or more waste tires at one time unless he/she has registered with the Department by submitting an application for Certificate of Registration (Form WT-1) to the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division of the Department and received a Certificate of Registration from the Department.