Austin Resource Recovery (ARR), a department of the City of Austin, provides cart-based landfill trash and recycling collection services for some small businesses. Most properties with ARR service are located in residential areas and most businesses choose a private hauler to provide landfill trash, composting, or recycling services. ARR does not directly provide dumpster-based services.

Beginning January 1, 2015, commercial premises must use a licensed private collection service provider, known as a private hauler. A list of licensed private haulers can be found at this link: austintexas.gov/hauler.

Austin Resource Recovery may not provide service to new commercial customers. However, commercial customers that were serviced by Austin Resource Recovery prior to Jan. 1, 2015, may continue to receive those services. If a commercial customer chooses to contract with a private hauler then it cannot return to service provided by Austin Resource Recovery in the future.

Austin Resource Recovery (ARR), a department of the City of Austin, provides cart-based landfill trash and recycling collection services for some small businesses.

Commercial Service Features

  • Trash Collection
  • Recycling collection
  • Trash carts can be emptied multiple times a week, depending on your need

Monthly Rates

The monthly rate for commercial properties serviced by the City of Austin consists of the following charges:

  • Base Rate: $14.70
  • Cart Charges: [cart size x number of carts] + [collections per week]
  • Cart sizes:
    • 24 gallons: $3.85
    • 32 gallons: $5.10
    • 64 gallons: $10.25
    • 96 gallons: $28.80
  • Frequency Surcharge:
    • $0 for service once a week
    • $40 for service twice a week
    • $200 for service 6 days a week
  • Clean Community Fee: $16.50 (ARR only)

Additional Charges

  • New Service Fee: $15
  • Extra Trash Fees:
    • $9.60 per bag
    • $4 per Extra Trash Sticker (available at local grocery stores)

Recycling

Austin Resource Recovery collects recycling once every other week from most businesses that use City services. More frequent service is available for additional fees. Email Austin Resource Recovery’s Customer Service Team.

Downtown Recycling and Trash Service

Austin Resource Recovery manages a commercial trash and recycling dumpster contract for businesses located in the Downtown Austin Recycling and Trash Service District.

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