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Austin Resource Recovery

The Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center will reopen, by appointment only

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020 the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center will reopen by appointment only, following a temporary closure in March 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. The center will resume its acceptance of hard to recycle items such as Styrofoam and plastic film, as well as household hazardous waste. Austin/Travis County residents can schedule a drop-off time.


City of Austin reinstates extra garbage fees

Previously, the City of Austin had temporarily waived fees for extra bags of trash. A recent vote from Council removed the fee waiver. Effective Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, the City will resume charging for the disposal of extra bags of trash. Customers may purchase excess garbage stickers from local grocery stores for $4 each plus tax; otherwise, they will be charged $9.60 plus tax for each additional bag set out with their trash cart. Learn more about curbside trash services.

Help protect the health and safety ARR staff, please remember to bag and tie all trash to keep it contained.

Use a BPI-certified compostable bag or paper bag for compost. Do not bag recycling.


Bulk and Brush collections are suspended until further notice.

After a three-week resumption, we have once again had to suspend large brush and bulk collections to assist with essential weekly collections of trash, recycling and compost. ARR will still provide these collections for customers who have already received a notification postcard for the weeks of July 6- July 24.  Customers can view updated collection schedules with the My Schedule tool or by downloading the Austin Recycles app. 


Austin Resource Recovery provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. Our goal is to reach Zero Waste by 2040, which means reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90 percent.

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My Collection Schedule

Use the My Schedule tool below to view your curbside collection calendar. You can add your schedule to Google, iCal or Outlook, or you can print it. You can also sign up for text, email or phone call reminders and alerts. For best results, begin typing your address and select it from the drop-down menu when it appears.