Environmental Services

Free Paint and Mulch Program


The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department offers free paint to the public at all Citizen Collection Stations. The program is designed to redistribute old paint for use in neighborhoods as a means to protect our environment by keeping it out of the landfill.

The used paint at the drop-off sites is distributed in 5-gallon containers. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the collection sites.

Paint Reuse Guidelines


The Citizen Collection Stations are now offering free mulch on a year-round basis to the general public. Mulch may be used as a ground cover to protect the soil and to inhibit weed growth.

Mulch is free to the general public. For more information, call (915) 212-6000.