El Paso County schedules next clean sweep event following

Posted at 5:42 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 19:42:05-04

El Paso County said it gathered massive amounts of hazardous waste during the county’s latest clean sweep event, despite long lines and wait times

In a Facebook post Thursday, the county communications team apologized for the long wait and said it would bring back a reservation system to deal with crowds.

The next event is scheduled for June 9 at the hazardous waste facility on Akers Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve a spot for that event, click here.

In addition to announcing the new event, the county said it collected tons of hazardous waste (literally) 

  • 80,000 lbs of electronics
  • 1,000 tires
  • 400 mattresses
  • 3,000 gallons of paint
  • 450 gallons of motor oil

The county said people can drop off hazardous materials for free at the Akers facility Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and on the second Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Unlike the "clean sweep" event last weekend, the facility cannot accept large TVs, beds or tires during regular business days.