Austin took an important step toward a more sustainable future by establishing a goal to reach Zero Waste by 2040 and by adopting the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan. But we can’t do it alone. In fact, the City of Austin collects just 15 percent of all the materials generated in Austin. So, we rely on partnerships with private sector service providers, nonprofits, educational institutions, public agencies, the business community and Austin residents to make Zero Waste a reality.

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Zero Waste Workshops

Austin Resource Recovery hosted a series of free Zero Waste workshops to introduce community members and businesses the fundamentals of Zero Waste. The workshops, taught by Zero Waste experts including Gary Liss, covered topics relating to the practical implementation of Zero Waste methodologies and best practices. See below for PowerPoints presented at each unique workshop: