Austin has a goal of reaching zero waste by 2040. This means reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90%. You can help by reducing the trash you create, reusing or donating items and recycling in your home.
What can be recycled?
Home office paper
Paper towel rolls
Toilet paper rolls
Cardboard boxes must be broken down.
Plastic milk jugs
Jars and tubs
Aluminum foil baking pans
Steel and tin cans
Keep these items out of your recycling bin
Keep trash out of the recycling to avoid contamination.
Drop off material to compost Find a community garden near you to see if they accept food scraps and other organic materials to compost. Let your property manager know if you would like compost service in your community.
Lead zero waste efforts in your community Become a Zero Waste Block Leader to help your apartment or condo community lead the way in reuse and recycling.