Yard Trimmings: Yard trimmings such as grass clippings, leaves, and small branches no longer than 5 feet and no thicker than 3 inches are collected on the same day as trash and are recycled into mulch. Yard trimmings should be placed in an old garbage can or paper bags that can be purchased at your local grocery or hardware store (no plastic bags.) They should be placed at least 5 feet from your garbage and recycle bin. When using a reusable container, it must not weigh more than 50 pounds when filled and limbs should not protrude over the top by more than a foot. Small branches must be tied in bundles with heavy cord (not wire) that can easily be picked up by one person.
Trash Collection: For our neighborhood trash collection is on Monday and garbage and yard trimmings should be at the curb by 7:30 A.M. You may set your garbage bin out on Sunday night but it should be no earlier than 8 P.M. If possible they ask that you place your cart next to your neighbor's cart with the handle toward the street so it is easier for them to grab. (This was verified with Solid Waste Services, as the arrow on the lid should be reversed: the lids were manufactured incorrectly.) Your trash cart and recycle bin should be removed from the curb by 8:00 P.M on pick-up day. NOTE: There have been complaints about this as sometimes trash carts left in the street fall over and make parking difficult.
Twice a year there is a curbside collection of bulky items and you will receive advance notice of these scheduled bulk collections. Your monthly Solid Waste Service fee is based on the size and number of garbage carts you choose. The rates are:
First Cart Second Cart 30-gallon cart - $11.75/month plus tax $4.75/month plus tax 60-gallon cart - $14.50/month plus tax $7.50/month plus tax 90-gallon cart - $17.25/month plus tax $10.25/month plus tax
After your initial cart delivery, there is a cart exchange fee of $15.00 (plus tax) for any customer who requests a larger cart or an additional cart. There is no exchange fee for customers who request a smaller cart or for the initial request from new customers.
Holiday Slide: When solid waste services observes a holiday, your collection day slides to one day later in that week. The standard holidays that are observed are: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Labor Day.
Dead Animal Collection: Dead animals in right of way are collected within 24 hours Monday through Friday and until 1:00 P.M. on Saturdays. Call 499-2111.
Moving? Leave the cart and recycling bin at your old address in a secure place.
Helpful Numbers: City of Austin Landfill: 243-1200 Keep Austin Beautiful: 499-3577 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility: 416-8998 Recycling Information: 499-1996 Solid waste Services Customer Line: 499-2111
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