Pilot program area map
The following is an email sent to ANA's president from Austin Resource Recovery regarding a new curbside organics collection pilot taking place in part of our neighborhood:  

Dear Donna McCormick:

Austin Resource Recovery (formerly Solid Waste Services) is
excited to announce that select homes in your neighborhood were
chosen to participate in the City of Austin’s Curbside Organics
Collection Pilot (see click here to see map to locate your area). In
addition to trash and recycling collection, pilot participants
will receive weekly curbside collection of food scraps, food
soiled paper and yard trimmings. As the primary contact for the
Allandale Neighborhood Association, we want to keep you informed
on what this means for the selected homes.

*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 early December, 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 between Dec. 26 and Dec. 29. 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.
We’ll be in touch in December with more details.

*Questions? *

Austin Resource Recovery is here to help. I’ll be your primary
point of contact, so feel free to contact me at
alexandria.bruton [Email address: alexandria.bruton #AT# austintexas.gov - replace #AT# with @ ]
if you have any
questions. By working together we can make this program a success!

Thank you,

Alexandria Bruton
Public Information Specialist/
/Austin Resource RecoveryI City of Austin
Office: 512.974.9216
Pager: 512.802.7617
Email: alexandria.bruton [Email address: alexandria.bruton #AT# austintexas.gov - replace #AT# with @ ]