Storm debris removal update

(April 8, 2021)

Many Austin Resource Recovery customers put in a special request for storm debris collection. Customers that still need a storm debris collection are asked to set out any remaining storm debris to the curb by 6 a.m. Monday, April 12 for collection. The high volume of storm debris material is taking longer than expected, and collection can take more than a month. Please leave the material out and we will collect it as soon as we are able. We have now dedicated special crews to collect all remaining storm debris caused by February’s Winter Storm Uri. The prolonged extreme weather event created unforeseen quantities of vegetative storm debris. Here are some other options for storm debris removal:

Set out material with your weekly composting collection: Small branches and leaves can be composted in your green cart. Branches that don't fit in the cart (no longer than five feet and no thicker than three inches in diameter) should be stacked into manageable bundles no heavier than 30 pounds, next to your green cart.

Set out material with your regularly scheduled large brush collection: Large brush and tree limbs that are too large for yard trimmings collection are collected periodically. Download the Austin Recycles app or check our website for your collection schedule. 

Drop off debris: Austinites can drop off storm debris from the recent winter storm at the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant through April 18.

Download the Austin Recycles mobile app or sign up for reminders to get essential service alerts


The Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center is open, by appointment only

Beginning on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Recycle and Reuse Drop-off Center has reopened, by appointment only, following a temporary closure due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The center will resume its acceptance of hard to recycle items such as Styrofoam and plastic film, as well as household hazardous waste. Austin/Travis County residents can schedule a drop-off time.


Austin Resource Recovery provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. Our goal is to reach Zero Waste by 2040, which means reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90 percent.

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