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.
Large bulk and brush collections resume
Back in March, we made the difficult decision to suspend all large brush and bulk collection routes, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The curbside collection of large brush will resume the week of October 12, and bulk collection will resume the week of October 26. Customers will receive postcards in the mail informing them of their scheduled collection dates and large brush and bulk collection guidelines. Customers can also view their collection schedule and sign-up for collection reminders online or by downloading the Austin Recycles app. Please note that the 2021 calendar will be populated soon.
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.