The Zero Waste Professional Certificate program from the City of Austin is designed to provide Austin business professionals with a comprehensive understanding of Zero Waste principles, the Universal Recycling Ordinance and best practices for URO implementation.

Successful completion of this training program will enhance skill sets, add value to services offered and ensure foundations knowledge of Austin's Zero Waste policies.


Successful completion requires:

  • Attendance of 8-hour training day (lunch included)
  • Completion of 50 question final exam (minimum 80 percent)
  • Arrive prepared and ready to learn



  • Certificate holder's business and professional contact information will be listed on City of Austin’s website
  • Promote knowledge of Zero Waste principles and URO diversion opportunities
  • Gain competitive advantage for consultants and sales staff
  • Network with other waste industry professionals and experts


Please sign up here if you would like to be notified of future training events.  


Click to view current City of Austin Zero Waste Professionals