Austin Resource Recovery periodically collects large brush and tree limbs that are too large for curbside composting collection. The large brush is composted or made into Dillo Dirt.

Collection schedule

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

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 5:30 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled collection week. (The set-out time has been shifted to an hour earlier to minimize workers' exposure to the extreme summer heat.)
  • 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.