In response to the increasing concerns of COVID-19, and for the safety of our staff and residents, the Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center is closed to the public and drop-offs will no longer be accepted. However, under special circumstances, Austin-Travis County residents can schedule contactless pick-up of household hazardous waste from their home for safe disposal. To schedule a pick-up of household hazardous waste and learn more about the process, please call (512) 974-4343. Household hazardous waste includes cleaning products, paint and thinners, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, and more.
The City of Austin has waived all extra trash fees until further notice
Given the unprecedented situation, we understand most households will be generating extra trash and we want to make these uncertain times easier for all.
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.
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.