Elsewhere in Texas ...
The city of Dallas transitioned in 2006 to single-stream recycling for the 240,000 single-family houses it serves. Since then, 85,000 customers have signed up to trade in their city-provided 13- or 30-gallon plastic recycling bags for free 96-gallon recycling carts for every-other-week curbside collection. Dallas accepts all plastics except No. 6, all glass, metal cans, most paper, corrugated and pressed cardboard, and picks up brush and bulky items once a month. Dallas doesn't do recycling pickup for apartments but does operate drop-off centers.
In Houston, recycling collection occurs every other week, but the range of acceptable items more closely resembles Austin's, with one exception: Houston doesn't recycle glass. Houston does offer curbside yard-trimming collection in select areas and began a large brush-collection pilot program in October. Like Austin, Houston and Dallas both offer hazardous-waste drop-off facilities.
Note also that in each city, including Austin, recycling service in the surrounding suburbs, normally provided by private waste haulers, is typically no more ambitious than city programs, generally much less comprehensive, and often nonexistent.