Monday, February 6, 2023

Feb. 6, 2023 Information for Residents -- Austin Resource and Recovery Updates

Regular collection of trash, recycling and composting has resumed, including bulk and brush collections. As of today, three contract crews will be working alongside City staff to expedite the collection of storm debris materials.

Remember to compost as much spoiled food as possible. Recycle empty plastic, glass and metal containers in your blue recycling cart. Keep waxy paper, plastic wrap and Styrofoam packaging out of your green and blue carts.

Our crews are working to get Austin cleaned up as soon as possible, here's how you can help us speed up the process and keep our workers safe:

  • Follow set-out guidelines as closely as you can. We realize there may be space limitations, but the guidelines make it possible for us to collect the material with that equipment.
  • Clear unnecessary items out of the roadways to allow our trucks to pass through and collect the debris at the curb.
  • Slow down to get around. As always, we're asking Austin drivers to please drive slowly when approaching City vehicles and to be alert to potential field employees working on the street.

ARR customers can request a collection of large tree limbs due to the storm by calling 3-1-1 (or 512-974-2000) or submitting a storm debris collection request through the Austin 3-1-1 mobile app or at

Limbs should be at the curb ready for collection. ARR crews will assess and collect them as soon as possible.