City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Austin Resource Recovery media line 512-974-1800
Austin Resource Recovery will be hosting its popular Soil Kitchen, where community members are invited to bring soil samples for testing.
AUSTIN, TX – Several City of Austin departments have teamed up to host Pop-up ATX, an event that aims to make City programs and services easily accessible to all Austinites. The next pop-up resource fair will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Givens Recreation Center, 3811 East 12th Street, Austin.
A variety of free City resources and services will be provided to the public through this initiative. Austin Resource Recovery will be hosting its popular Soil Kitchen, where community members are invited to bring soil samples from their food gardens for metal screening and nutrient analysis. The Soil Kitchen provides an opportunity to inform gardeners of what’s in their soil and what can be done to improve soil quality and food safety. A number is assigned to each sample and results are made available four to six weeks after the event. Information on preparing samples and more is available at AustinTexas.gov/SoilKitchen.
Other City services at this event include free vaccines, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screening provided by Austin Public Health. Austin Water will share information on rebates that save water and money on your utility bills.
Other participating City departments include Austin 3-1-1, Animal Services, Austin Transportation, Housing and Planning, Municipal Court, Office of Police Oversight, Watershed Protection and more.
About Austin Resource Recovery
Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) is a department of the City of Austin. We provide essential services that protect people and our planet. We collect recycling, composting, trash, large brush, bulk items and dead animals. We also sweep the streets, recycle and safely dispose of household hazardous waste, and provide community outreach and education. ARR is driving the global transformation of traditional waste management to sustainable resource recovery. Learn more at austinrecycles.com
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