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Save Money (and the Planet) with Austin’s Curbside Composting Collection

Composting in Austin has never been easier with the ever-expanding Curbside Composting Collection program. The program collects food scraps, yard trimmings and food soiled paper from your green cart, and converts them into nutrient-rich compost.


After putting food scraps and food-soiled paper in your green cart, you will have less trash to throw away each week. This may allow you to downsize to a smaller trash cart – and the smaller the cart, the less it costs you each month.


A recent study showed that almost half of everything residential customers send to the landfill is compostable material.

When buried in a landfill, compostable materials do not break down as they would in nature or in a compost pile. They decompose anaerobically, without oxygen, and in the process become the number one source of human-caused methane released into the atmosphere.

Compost helps soil retain water, and fertilizes lawns and gardens without using chemicals.

Look for your home on this map to see if you are in the Curbside Composting service area:

Austin Resource Recovery
4108 Todd Ln,
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 494-9400