Block Leader Resources

As a Block Leader, you serve as a valuable Zero Waste resource in your community.  Use these resources to help educate friends and neighbors about Zero Waste and how to reduce, reuse and recycle more at home!

About Zero Waste:

The City of Austin has a Zero Waste goal to divert at least 90 percent of the materials going to landfills by 2040.

Engaging Your Neighbors Toolkit
Ideas and suggestions on how to establish yourself as a educational resource in your neighborhood.

Residential Services:

Learn about all of Austin Resource Recovery’s residential services


Everything you need to know about your blue recycling cart and biweekly collection.

What Do I Do With.....?

Not sure what to do with a specific item? We can help you sort it out.


Learn how to turn yard trimmings and leftover fruits and vegetables into nutrients for your garden.

Household Hazardous Waste:

The City of Austin can help you safely recycle or dispose of household chemicals at the Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center.

Proper setout:

Learn the importance of setting your trash, recycling and yard trimmings 5 feet apart at the curb.

Dare to Go Zero:

Discover ways to reduce waste at home by watching the City of Austin’s Zero Waste reality TV show



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