El Paso County Recycling
We accept cardboard, plastic, paper, aluminum, tin, etc. Refer to the flyer below for complete information and requirements. The program is free to El Paso and Teller County households (no business). Registration is required. Please call 719-520-7878 for further questions.
Recycling is available Wednesdays and Fridays ONLY from 8:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. (or until the bins are full) at 3255 Akers Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80922.
Do you have sensitive documents to dispose of? The Environmental Division offers a shredding service for El Paso and Teller County household residents. The shredding bins are secured, self-loading containers that are shredded onsite by our vendor Shred-it® once a month.
- The cost is 13 cents per pound. Payment is cash or check only.
- Shredding is limited to a total of 100 lbs. per person per year.
- Please remove and discard any rubber bands, paper clips, and envelopes. We are unable to accept the following for shredding: Bags, credit cards, folders, paperwork with metal clasps attached, any items with binding (such as paperback/hardcover books, spiral notebooks, checkbooks, etc.)
- Hours for shredding are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may call 719-520-7878 for further questions.