You’ve picked one of the best cities in the country to live in. Between the world-class barbeque
and eclectic music scene, Austin also leads the nation in green living and sustainability. So while
we pride ourselves on Keeping Austin Weird, we’re also working everyday to keep it beautiful.
Our goal is to reach Zero Waste by the year 2040. This means
reducing the amount of trash we send to landfills by at least
90 percent. Zero Waste recognizes that one person’s trash is
another person’s treasure, and everything is a resource for
something or someone else. In partnership with the Keep
America Beautiful, “I Want To Be Recycled” campaign, we’re
working to facilitate this initiative by giving recyclable waste a
dream and a voice. From a plastic water bottle becoming a
bench, to a steel food can becoming a bicycle, the potential
opportunity for recyclables are endless.
So, how can you help us keep Austin beautiful Start by
recycling in every room of your home and then collecting
these items for curbside pickup. Austin Resource
Recovery, a City of Austin service, provides biweekly curb-
side recycling collection to single-family households and
some small-scale multifamily homes such as duplexes. The
curbside program allows you to mix all recyclable paper,
Remember, the next time you’re going to toss something
in the trash, stop and consider if it’s recyclable. Help us
transform shampoo bottles, aluminum foil and glass bottles
into new materials simply by putting them in your blue
We hope you enjoy living in Austin and will help us keep the
city beautiful by recycling as often and as frequently as
possible. Your contributions will make all the difference as
we continue to work toward our Zero Waste goal. Welcome
For a full list of all recyclable items, or to learn more about
the great resources available to new customers and
residents, visit austinrecycles.com.
& give your garbage another life.