Starting October 2, Austin Recourse Recovery is adding 38,000 more customers to the Curbside Composting Collection w/ plans to add all curbside customers to get this service by 2020. The composting program collects food scraps, yard trimmings and food soiled paper. They are converted into nutrient – rich compost. The goal ATX’s Zero Waste goal is to get 90 of materials out of landfills by 2040.
There was a recent study that showed close to 1/2 of everything residential customers send to the landfill is compostable. When compostable material is buried in a landfill, the materials don’t break down properly as they would if in a cmopost pile. This is a #1Thing hat helps ATX Big Time!
Visit austintexas.gov/austincomposts for more information.