A 2015 study shows that an estimated 6.6 million pounds of textiles are going to the landfill each year from ARR's curbside customers. That's 18,000 pounds of clothes going in the trash every day rather than being reused or recycled!
Austin residents have many choices for how to make good use of unwanted clothing and housewares.
Why 5 feet apart?
Most of our trucks are equipped with automatic arms that pick up the carts. If carts are set too close together or too close to other objects, our drivers have to get out of their trucks and move the carts so the automatic arm can pick up the cart without bumping into or knocking over anything.
Austin Resource Recovery periodically collects large brush and tree limbs that are too large for yard trimmings collection. Large brush is composted and made into Dillo Dirt.
We collect items that are too large for your trash cart during specially-scheduled bulk collections. This list is not all inclusive, please visit the What Do I Do With..? page to see if your item is collected during bulk collection.
Use My Schedule to get a personalized collection calendar for all residential curbside services. 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. If your address does not show up in the My Schedule tool, please call 3-1-1 for assistance.
Austin Resource Recovery provides weekly, curbside trash collection to single-family homes, duplexes and triplexes in Austin.
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.