Share your insights about recycling through an online survey.
Austin Resource Recovery is asking residents to help them increase Austin’s recycling. July 27 through August 24, Austinites can share their insights about recycling through an online survey, text messages and community meetings.
A recent study found that 44 percent of things thrown in the trash could be recycled. This means that more recyclables go in the trash than the recycling cart. The City wants to learn from residents what is causing this problem and what might solve it.
Austin Resource Recovery Director Bob Gedert said, “We recognize that this is a community problem and requires citizens’ participation. We are seeking insights from a diverse pool of residents and will report the lessons we learn and actions the City plans to take.”
About Austin Resource Recovery
Austin Resource Recovery provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. Services include curbside collection of recycling, trash, yard trimmings and large brush and bulk items; street sweeping; dead animal collection; household hazardous waste disposal and recycling; and outreach and education. 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. For more information, visit austinrecycles.com.
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