City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Austin Resource Recovery media line 512-974-1800
Previously suspended curbside services to restart
AUSTIN, TEXAS — In February, Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) decided to temporarily suspend all large brush and bulk collection due to staffing shortages brought about by COVID-19 and unfilled vacant positions, which allowed for the redistribution of drivers to the essential services of trash, recycling and compost.
While ARR continues to navigate a drivers' shortage, it is now working with a contractor to reinstate large brush and bulk services for ARR customers. Collections will resume starting Monday, May 2.
Curbside customers who missed a collection during the suspension will be the first to receive bulk and large brush pick up. Customers will receive a notification postcard via mail a couple of weeks before their next collection. Additionally, customers are encouraged to view their calendar of scheduled services online or by downloading the Austin Recycles app.
Residents seeking alternatives to their regular curbside collection may continue to drop off large brush at the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant and utilize the Clothing and Housewares program for unwanted bulk items. Additional disposal options can be found in ARR's 'What Do I Do With...' tool.
ARR is hiring entry-level or experienced drivers; those interested in a career with ARR may call 512-974-1980 or visit bit.ly/ARRApply to learn more and apply.