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RECYCLING

CART

These recyclables are taken to a recycling facility where they are sorted and delivered for reuse as raw materials in new products.

 

glass jars

glass beverage bottles


wine, beer, soda

junk mail, fliers, postcards, greeting cards, envelopes

newspaper

magazines

gift wrap, colored paper, tissue paper, gift bags (with strings removed) 

NO metallic or foil paper

paperback books

Give old books

new life... 

Donate them to Recycled Reads, Austin's public library bookstore!

 

Recycled Reads

 

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phone books

cardboard boxes, shoe boxes

 

shoe boxes, gift boxes

toilet paper and paper towel rolls

cardboard egg crates

cereal boxes (remove the bag), frozen food boxes

Rinse or scrape food residue off recyclables

Dry paper before placing it in your cart

Crush cans, plastic jugs, and bottles

 

Flatten 

cardboard

plastic
takeout containers

 

NO styrofoam

opaque plastic cups

(like Solo®)

rinsed plastic utensils


plastic kitchen containers

 

bottles, tubs, jugs, and their caps

plastic laundry & cleaning supply bottles


colored bathroom containers

 

plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and their caps

plastic and metal hangers

milk and juice jugs

plastic tubs

 

yogurt, margarine etc.

plastic toys

 

remove any metal 

laundry baskets

plastic buckets

plastic furniture 

 

must fit into the cart

foil trays and aluminum balls

clean balled aluminum foil (2 inches or larger)

 

aerosol cans

 

must be completely empty so they don't

explode during recycling

 

steel cans

 

coffee, soup, vegetables, pet food, etc.

aluminum cans

 

beer, soda, etc.

REUSABLE

CONTAINER

 

or

 

Lawn & Leaf kraft paper bag

Yard clippings, garden trimmings and untreated wood

grass clippings

plants, flowers, leaves

branches, untreated wood under 3" in diameter and 5' in length. 

disposable chopsticks

popsicle sticks

NO CURBSIDE

DISPOSAL

Toxic items

 

Electronics, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, hazardous chemicals, paints

DROP-OFF

electronics/e-waste

Batteries Plus

Goodwill 

Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center

 

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DROP-OFF

Oil based paint & stains

 

Dried latex paint can go in the trash. 

 

Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center

 

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Use caution when disposing of broken fluorescent

light bulbs...

Here's how to do

it safely. 

 

epa.gov

DROP-OFF

toxic household chemicals

 

automotive fluids, kitchen oil, pesticides, herbicides, solvents

 

Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center

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TRASH

CART

This is the stuff that goes into landfills and remains there for generations. Reduce or re-use these items whenever possible.

milk cartons, juice cartons, broth cartons, juice boxes

disposable coffee cups

 

hardback books

polystyrene and Styrofoam®

 

takeout containers, cups, plates, coolers


Can be recycled at the

Recycle & Resue Drop-off Center

Packing peanuts can be dropped off for reuse at  these locations: 


Tesoros Trading Co.

Pak Mail Stores

 

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incandescent light bulbs

 

(fluorescent light bulbs cannot be disposed of curbside, please see orange section below). 

fast food cups and straws

Got a bulky item that needs to go? 

Bulky/oversized  items are picked up curbside two times a year in Austin. 

 

See what's collected

all biodegradeable and compostable plastics, including utensils

disposable diapers 

plastic bags, grocery bags, trash bags, produce bags, dry-cleaning film, and newspaper wrap

 

Plastic bags can be recycled at many local grocery stores. 

baggies

bubble wrap

potato chip bags, candy bar wrappers, coffee bags, etc. with plastic on the outside and foil on the inside.

drink pouches & straws

garden hoses

animal waste

VHS tapes

paper towels

oily and food crusted paper

all food

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