AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) launched the Austin Recycles App available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app allows customers to receive reminders about their regular trash, recycling, compost and other curbside collections, as well as alerts about collection delays or service interruptions. The Austin Recycles App allows customers to search for items they are unsure of what to do with and learn how to dispose of them properly.
“It is more important than ever for Austinites to stay informed of changes to their regular routines,” said Austin Resource Recovery Director Ken Snipes. “We have all been impacted by big changes these last few weeks, and the launch of this app is just one small way to stay up-to-date on any impact to collection services in the future.”
ARR is reminding customers to make sure all trash items are bagged and securely tied to help protect ARR collection staff. For those customers that have curbside composting, BPI-certified compostable bags or paper bags are recommended. Recyclables should remain loose in collection carts.
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. Austin Resource Recovery offers free, voluntary, and confidential consulting services to help Austin businesses reduce waste and comply with the City’s recycling ordinances. 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. Learn more at austinrecycles.com.