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[ Austin Curbside Composting Program is Expanding.. ]

Compost 591x218Starting 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.

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