Austin Resource Recovery provides weekly, curbside yard trimmings collection to single-family homes, duplexes and triplexes in Austin. Yard trimmings are grass clippings, leaves and small branches or limbs that are no longer than 5 feet and no thicker than 3 inches in diameter.

Yard trimmings are composted and made into Dillo Dirt.

Get my collection schedule

Use the My Schedule tool to get a personalized collection calendar for all residential curbside services, including yard trimmings pickup. 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. Use the tool here or download the new Austin Recycles App for your Apple or Android device. 

Collection guidelines

  • Place yard trimmings at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Place trash, recyclables and composting/yard trimmings 5 feet apart to allow our automated trucks to collect materials safely and efficiently.
  • Put yard trimmings in green compost cart, or in lawn-and-leaf kraft paper bags or a reusable container that is no larger than 34-gallons and no heavier than 50 pounds.
  • Small branches (no longer than 5 feet and no thicker than 3 inches in diameter) should be stacked into manageable bundles no heavier than 30 pounds. 
  • Yard trimmings placed at the curb in plastic bags will be collected as trash and will be subject to extra trash fees.
  • Brush and tree limbs too large to be collected during regular yard trimmings collection can be collected during periodic large brush collection.

Did we miss your cart?

Call Austin Resource Recovery at 3-1-1 or send us an e-mail. We will come by to pick up the missed material as soon as possible.