Austin Resource Recovery provides weekly, curbside trash collection to single-family homes, duplexes and triplexes in Austin.

The City of Austin has waived all extra trash fees until further notice 

Given the unprecedented situation, we understand most households will be generating extra trash and we want to make these uncertain times easier for all.

Help protect the health and safety of our 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.

Collection Schedule

Trash is collected curbside every week. Use the My Schedule tool 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.

Choose Your Cart Size

Austin Resource Recovery provides bundled services to manage your trash, recycling and yard trimmings. Save money on your utility bill by recycling as much as possible, setting aside yard trimmings for composting collection, and choosing a smaller trash cart.

Costs are based on your trash cart size. We offer four trash cart sizes; choose the size that best fits your household’s needs. Get pricing and size options.

Administrative Rules require that each household have a 96-gallon trash cart before requesting an additional cart. The City also requires that customers have the same capacity for recycling as you do for trash. To change your cart size, call 512-494-9400.

Keep Out!

Keep the following items out of the brown trash cart:

  • Rocks

  • Dirt concrete

  • Gravel

  • Construction debris

  • Dead animals

  • Hazardous waste (solvents, paints, batteries, automotive fluids, fluorescent light bulbs, pool chemicals)

Acceptable Items

The following items can go into your brown trash cart when properly bagged and sealed:

  • Dusty materials (ashes–cooled, sawdust, vacuum cleaner dust)

  • Broken glass (wrap in newspaper, place in box and label BROKEN GLASS)

  • Loose animal waste and cat litter

  • Styrofoam packing peanuts

  • Needles and syringes (place in hard plastic or metal container with tightly secured lid)

Collection Guidelines

  • Place your trash cart at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day.

  • Place trash, recyclables and yard trimmings 5 feet apart to allow our automated trucks to collect materials safely and efficiently.

  • The City of Austin has waived all extra trash fees until further notice. Given the unprecedented situation, we understand most households will be generating extra trash and we want to make these uncertain times easier for all.

  • 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.

  • 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.