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About Austin Resource Recovery

Austin Resource Recovery provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. These services include:

Read Austin Resource Recovery's 2021 Annual Report.

About zero waste

The City of Austin is committed to a zero waste goal to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90% by the year 2040.

Zero waste is a philosophy that goes beyond recycling, to focus first on reducing trash and reusing products and then recycling and composting the rest. Zero waste recognizes that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and everything is a resource for something or someone else. 

Our vision

To be the national zero waste leader in the transformation from traditional integrated waste collection to sustainable resource recovery.  

Our mission

To achieve zero waste by providing excellent customer services that promote waste reduction, increase resource recovery and support the City of Austin’s sustainability efforts.

Contact us

To change your cart size, please call (512) 494-9400. For all other inquiries, please email us or call 3-1-1.