Bulk trash collection August 28

The City of Austin is conducting the semi-annual bulk collection in our area. If you find yourself thinking about kicking that old TV to the curb, please consider recycling it instead. Goodwill does take electronics – list of items Goodwill can and cannot accept

You can find additional recycling sites by following these links:

https://www.tceq.texas.gov/p2/recycle/electronics/tv_recycling.html

http://www.mrmrecycling.com/recycle-now.php#map

Details on bulk collection

Per the city’s bulk collection page and schedule page

Bulk Items Include:

  • Doors
  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Appliances (remove doors)
  • Passenger car tires (remove rims; limit eight tires per household)
  • Lawn mowers (remove gas/oil)
  • Railroad ties (cut in half)
  • Pallets
  • Rolled fencing
  • Nail-free lumber

 

Bulk Item Collection Crews Cannot Collect:

  • Brush, household trash, cardboard boxes, hazardous materials, mirrors, automotive chassis and bodies, motorcycles, trailers, boats and tires that are still mounted on rims
  • Sheet glass and other construction and remodeling debris

Separate Items into Three Piles

  1. Metal items – Includes appliances (remove doors). These are taken to our Resource Recovery Center for recycling
  2. Passenger car tires – Rims must be removed. Limit of eight tires per household. We cannot collect truck or tractor tires. Tires will go to a tire recycling facility
  3. Non-metal items – Includes carpeting and nail-free lumber. These items go to a landfill. Austin Resource Recovery is working on plans to salvage reusable items from bulk collection to help meet the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal

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