The El Paso County Environmental Division is open by appointment only. Click the buttons below for more information on each program and to schedule an appointment.

  • The El Paso County Community Services Department Environmental Division Household Hazardous Waste Facility accepts household hazardous waste drop off by appointment only. (paints, household chemicals, some electronics, etc.). Proof of El Paso or Teller County residency is required at drop-off (photo ID, lease, etc.) Visit the Household Hazardous Waste page to register for your appointment. A specific list of what is accepted and not accepted is available on the registration portal.
  • The Recycling Service Program (cardboard, tin, etc.) requires a separate appointment from Hazardous Waste. Visit the Household Recycling page to schedule your appointment and for further info.
  • The Free Item Program and Shredding Service have been discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Some services may not be available during inclement weather (wind, rain, snow, ice). You are encouraged to call 719520-7878 or 719520-7879 to determine status prior to coming to the facility.

Environmental Division

3255 Akers Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80922


Environmental Division Manager
Kathy Andrew