Austin Resource Recovery provides weekly, curbside trash collection to single-family homes, duplexes and triplexes in Austin.
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. Learn more about pricing and size options.
The City of Austin requires 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. For example, if a household has two 96-gallon trash carts, it must have two 96-gallon recycling carts as well. To change your cart size, call 512-494-9400.
Keep the following items out of the brown trash cart:
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)
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.
Extra bags of trash that do not fit in your trash cart with the lid closed must be placed next to the trash cart and tagged with an Extra Trash Sticker, which can be purchased at most local grocery stores ($4 + tax). Extra bags without a sticker will be charged a per-bag fee of $9.60 + tax.
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.