Curbside Organics Collection Pilot Progam

Austin Resource Recovery is excited to announce that select homes in the Brentwood neighborhood were chosen to participate in the City of Austin’s Curbside Organics Collection Pilot (see map). Pilot participants will receive weekly curbside collection of food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings.

Why an Organics Collection Pilot?
Nearly half of the materials that end up in Austin’s landfills are compostable!
Collecting organic materials at the curb will keep valuable materials out of our landfills, reduce harmful greenhouse gases and help Austin accomplish Zero Waste by 2040.

What’s Next?
In February, participating homes will receive additional information, including helpful tips and guidelines for the new organics collection service. A green, 96-gallon cart will be delivered to homes the week of Feb. 17. We’ll keep you informed throughout this process and would like to work with you to help make sure residents have the information they need.

Austin Resource Recovery also will host an informational open house where residents can learn what goes in the green organics cart, discover the benefits of the new service and ask questions. Attendees will receive a free kitchen compost collector (while supplies last), and refreshments will be provided.

Open House:
Feb. 12, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., Austin, TX 78731


Austin Resource Recovery is here to help. For more information, instructional videos and downloadable resources, residents can visit or call 512-974-1945. If you have specific questions, feel free to email us.