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BARCO is proud to provide single-stream recycling services for El Paso, Texas. Lending a helping hand to our environment and contributing to a healthier El Paso is one call away!

Why choose single-stream recycling?

Single-stream recycling combines recyclable items like plastic, aluminum, cardboard, newspapers, etc. in a single bin or cart. We handle the sorting on our end to make the recycling process easy and painless for our customers. 

Because all items are collected by one truck and processed at one facility, BARCO leaves a smaller environmental footprint and simplifies a sometimes confusing process for our customers.

Acceptable Materials


  • Newspaper and advertising inserts,
  • Junk or advertising mail and envelopes,
  • All office paper, Colored or white paper,
  • Paperback and softcover books,
  • Magazines, catalogs, and phone books
  • Wrapping paper (cannot contain foil or glitter)
  • Paper bags
  • Unused paper cups and plates
  • Construction paper
  • Heavyweight folders
  • Holiday or birthday cards
  • Postcards
  • Bagged shredded paper


Plastics #1 through #5 are accepted


  • Cereal and dry food boxes
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Flattened cardboard boxes
  • Tissue boxes
  • Kitchen or toilet paper rolls
  • Toothpaste box
  • Shoe boxes
  • Gift boxes
  • Cracker boxes
  • Pizza boxes (free of leftovers)


  • Soda and other aluminum cans
  • Canned food cans and their caps or lids
  • Pots or pans (without wood, plastic, or rubber attachments)

Unacceptable Materials

  • No Plastic Bags or Film
  • No Tires or car parts
  • No Diapers
  • No styrofoam packaging or styrofoam peanuts
  • No Medical Waste
  • No Clothing or Shoes
  • No Garden Hoses
  • No Scrap Metal
  • No electronic equipment or components (Computers, TV monitors, Radios, anything with a plug)
  • No Appliances or Furniture
  • No Fire Arms or Ammunition
  • Any other item not included in the Acceptable list
  • Lithium Battery Education -

Our goal is to make recycling quick and easy for our customers.

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