October bulk collection delayed while crews help neighbors after storm.
On Sept. 10, Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) dispatched 17 crew members to Houston to assist with cleanup and relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Two fleet support staff from Fleet Services accompanied the crews. ARR has committed crews to the Houston clean-up effort through the end of this month at least. The convoy included cranes, roll-off trucks, dump trucks, front-end and rear loaders.
“We are eager to help our neighbors clean up after the storm and help them get back to normal,” said Interim Director Sam Angoori, “we appreciate customers’ patience and understanding with temporary service delays.”
September bulk collection will proceed as scheduled, but October’s bulk collection will be delayed. ARR also has adjusted its street sweeping operations to account for the employees who are serving in Houston.
About Austin Resource Recovery
Austin Resource Recovery provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. Services include curbside collection of recycling, trash, yard trimmings and large brush and bulk items; street sweeping; dead animal collection; household hazardous waste disposal and recycling; and outreach and education. In December 2011, the Austin City Council approved the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, which is the City’s roadmap to Zero Waste. The City of Austin is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to area landfills by 90 percent by 2040 or sooner.