AUSTIN, TEXAS — Looking for a New Year’s resolution that’s easy to keep? Austin residents can pledge to reduce waste in their homes and start composting by taking advantage of free composting classes in 2012. Many of the classes will take place at neighborhood library branches to make it easier for Austinites to participate.
The classes are part of Austin Resource Recovery’s composting rebate program, which challenges Austinites to complete a free composting class, downsize to a 32-gallon trash cart and purchase a home composting system. Austin Resource Recovery curbside customers who do these three things are eligible for a rebate of 75 percent off the cost of their new home composting system, up to $75.
Residents with composting-related questions may email us here.
About Zero Waste
Zero Waste is a philosophy that goes beyond recycling to focus first on reducing trash and reusing products and then recycling and composting the rest. In December 2011, the Austin City Council approved the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, which is the City’s roadmap to Zero Waste. The City of Austin is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to area landfills by 90 percent by 2040 or sooner.
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