Austin Resource Recovery provides services designed to transform waste into resources and keep our community clean.
- The Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center (household hazardous waste disposal, electronics recycling and free items for pickup)
- Street sweeping
- Dead animal collection
Residential curbside services
Austin Resource Recovery provides curbside collection services for single-family homes and multifamily properties with four units or fewer. Multifamily units with five or more units must use a private hauler.
- Trash is collected weekly.
- Composting is collected weekly on the same day as trash.
- Recycling is collected every other week.
- Large brush is collected twice per year.
- Bulk items are collected twice per year.
- Clothing and housewares are collected on call and customers can schedule a pick up.
For questions about exchanging carts, call (512) 494-9400.
Use My Schedule to get a personalized collection calendar for all residential curbside services. You can add your schedule to Google, iCal or Outlook, or you can print it. You can also sign up for text, email or phone call reminders and alerts.
- Place carts at the curb by 5:30 a.m. on your collection day. (The set-out time has been shifted to an hour earlier to minimize workers' exposure to the extreme summer heat.)
- Ensure your carts are at least five feet apart and away from cars, mailboxes, trees and overhead wires. Learn why.
Holiday slide days
Your collection day slides to one day later if it falls on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day (or if it falls after these days in the same week). Use My Schedule to see your holiday slide schedules.
Rates and fees