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.
To achieve Austin’s Zero Waste Goal by 2040, the community needs to divert more than 90 percent of discards from being burned or buried.
In order to measure Austin’s progress towards zero waste, Austin Resource Recovery hired a third-party engineering firm (CB&I) to conduct a comprehensive study of recycling, composting, reduction, donation and other diversion activities at both residences and commercial businesses.
Get details of the study at austintexas.gov/2015DiversionStudy.