Austin Resource Recovery provides bundled services to manage your trash, recycling, yard trimmings, brush and bulk collection. Costs are based on your trash cart size and reflect a per-gallon approach.

We offer four trash cart sizes; choose the size that best fits your household’s needs. Save money on your utility bill by recycling as much as possible, setting aside yard trimmings for composting collection, and choosing a smaller trash cart.

Trash cart size Monthly rates
24-gallon $21.15*
32-gallon $22.40*
64-gallon $27.55*
96-gallon $48.00*

*Includes base fee of $17.30. Carts 64 gallons and smaller cost $0.16 per gallon; the 96-gallon cart costs $0.32 per gallon.

Change the size of your trash cart

If you switch to a larger trash cart, you will be charged a $15 one-time cart exchange fee. You may downsize to a smaller cart at no charge. To change your trash cart size, call 512-494-9400.

Administrative Rules require that each household have a 96-gallon trash cart before requesting an additional cart. The City also requires that customers have the same capacity for recycling as you do for trash. To change your cart size, call 512-494-9400.

Extra trash fees

Extra bags of trash that do not fit in your trash cart with the lid closed must be placed next to the trash cart and tagged with an extra trash sticker, which can be purchased at H-E-B, Randall's and most local grocery stores for $4 + tax. Extra bags without a sticker will be charged a per-bag fee of $9.60 + tax. If you find that you often set out extra bagged garbage, consider switching to a larger cart for $15 (plus applicable monthly cart fee).

Clean Community Fee

All residents in Austin, including single-family homes and apartment and condo dwellers, pay a monthly $4.70 Clean Community Fee (ARR only) for services that keep Austin clean and enhance the livability of our neighborhoods and the downtown area. The Clean Community Fee funds the following: