Large brush and bulk collections for residential curbside customers will resume

Curbside customers who missed a collection during the suspension will be the first to receive bulk and large brush pick up. Customers will receive a notification postcard via mail a couple of weeks before their next collection. Download the Austin Recycles app for Apple or Android devices to review the updated collection schedules.


Austin Resource Recovery periodically collects large brush and tree limbs that are too large for yard trimmings collection. Large brush is composted and made into Dillo Dirt.

Collection schedule

Austin Resource Recovery customers receive twice-per-year curbside collection of large brush. Use the My Schedule tool to get a personalized collection calendar for all residential curbside services, including brush pickup. 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.

Collection guidelines

  • Brush should be between 5 and 15 feet in length.
  • Tree trunks more than 8 inches in diameter should be 3-feet-long or less.
  • Place large brush at the curb in front of your house by 6:30 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled collection week.
  • Cut ends should face the street.
  • Stack loosely along the curb in one row, not more than 15 feet across and no higher than 4 feet.
  • Do not block the sidewalk.
  • Do not extend into the street.
  • To prevent damage to your property, keep items 5 feet away from your trash cart, mailbox, fences or walls, water meter, telephone connection box and parked cars. Do not place any items under low-hanging tree limbs or power lines.
  • Austin Resource Recovery only collects large brush from its residential trash and recycling customers and from homes in some recently annexed areas.
  • Items will not be collected if they are in an alley in any area including Hyde Park, or if they are in front of a business or a vacant lot.

Brush drop-off

Austin and Travis County residents can drop off brush at the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant.