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Wind May Affect Recycling Schedule

Wind May Affect Recycling Schedule
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 5:37pm

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department is reminding residents not to place their blue bins out for collection if wind gusts reach or exceed 40 mph.

The department recommends that residents wait until their next regularly scheduled pick-up day to place their blue recycling bins out for collection. The action is necessary to help reduce wind-blown debris on severe weather days.

Materials placed inside the blue recycling bins should not be bagged, which makes it easy for them scatter all over the street if recycling bins are tipped over by strong winds.

Household garbage should always be taken to the curb on their collection day. Trash placed in the gray bins is not as likely to blow away on windy days if knocked out of the container because the garbage should always be bagged.

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