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DIY Composting Basics: Tips From Austin Resource Recovery
A thumbnail of composting basics, with upcoming classes

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Reuse Resource Chart
"...swap March 5 at Sooch Foundation Youth and Family Resource Center, and a citywide children's and baby clothes swap..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature

Austin Energy Generation Resource Planning Task Force Recommendations: An Excerpt
"...intensity of their homes; in light of the recent Recovery Act funds available to the City of Austin for..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature

Road to Recovery
A private health care consultant has improved efficiency at the county's primary health care clinics. Looming Medicaid cuts protenda new crisis.
"...an extraordinary piece of work. Never before has a resource like it been offered by the clinics, as far..."

Sept. 15, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Requiem for Bulk Trash Day
Get used to the pile in your garage – Austin Resource Recovery isn't rescheduling spring bulk collection pickups
"...as a gigantic undertaking for the city of Austin's Resource Recovery division (ARR), serving an average of 8,750 residents..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

TDH: 9/20/11
A resourceful new name for Solid Waste Services
"...Austin Resource Recovery – no, it's not some local space-flight initiative..."

Sept. 20, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Austin’s Reverse Pitch Competition Encourages Zero Waste Economy
Local entrepreneurs turn one company’s trash into another’s cash
"...nonprofits presented their unused supplies to entrepreneurs at Austin Resource Recovery’s Fifth Annual Reverse Pitch Competition. In April, entrepreneurs..."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Lauren Girgis

New SWS Director Announced
California Resource Recovery Association boss Robert Gedert to run recycling
"...boss, the City of Austin has announced that California Resource Recovery Association Executive Director Robert Gedert will take the..."

Dec. 8, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Urban Renewal, Sustainable Development, and ... Fluoride?
Preview Pt. One of a crowded Council agenda
"...2011: water fluoridation, the Urban Renewal Board, the Austin Resource Recovery master plan, and more. Check out part one..."

Dec. 12, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Getting to Zero
Will Austin's green seif-image be realized with its "zero waste" goals?
"...leftover stuff you put in your garbage can as "resources" that could be repaired, reused, recycled, or composted instead..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Bag Ban Aftereffects
Environmental advocates call for change in single-use bag ordinance
"...In June, Austin Resource Recovery and the Zero Waste Advisory Commission presented to..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Jessi Cape

City Chews on Food Scraps
Garbage disposals vs. composting
"...The city of Austin's Resource Recovery Department (née Solid Waste Services) master plan is..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

As the City Strives for Zero Waste, Where Does Food Fit In?
Bringing farm-to-table back to the farm
"...over 24 years of grocery experience, delved into food recovery while working for Wheatsville in 2008. Around the same..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Making Reuse Mainstream
Austin needs a combo of government leadership, corporate responsibility, and individual commitment to meet reuse benchmarks
"...stuffed animals that elicit the gasps on the Goodwill Resource Center tours. They're at the back of the warehouse,..."

Feb. 12, 2016 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Climbing Mount Compost
Austin's next big zero-waste project is feeding nature's recycling program
"...of the landfill is the next frontier for Austin Resource Recovery, which will this year propose to City Council..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

A Concrete Solution
Should developers have to recycle?
"...now, much of it goes to area landfills. Austin Resource Recovery staff estimate that construction and demolition (C&D) waste..."

Dec. 12, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

A Banana Peel, a Diaper, and a Plastic Bag Walk Into Austin's Composting Program
How can a whole city compost, is it working, and can we reach zero waste by 2040?
"...route each day. Between compost, trash, and recycling, Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) is the only city department that visits..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Waste Not
Local groups work to "rescue" food from loss and landfills
"...Rescued from what? The landfill. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that roughly 40% of food in..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

We Have an Issue: The Grubby Side of Composting
Inside this week’s cover story about where our food waste goes to die ... and live again
"...in our proofreading department – went on an Austin Resource Recovery truck ride-along, learned about the ruinous effects of..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Victory Recycled
Ecology Action leaves Ninth Street
"...electronics to the city's adjoining Household Hazardous Waste and Resource Recovery drop-off sites on Todd Lane in South Austin...."

June 5, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

City Plans '[re]Manufacture' for Landfill
City hopes to create jobs while moving Austin closer to its zero-waste goals
"...Right now, says Austin Resource Recovery Director Bob Gedert, most recyclable materials collected in..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

It's Official: Bring Your Own Bags
The long campaign to ban the bags comes to fruition
"...In the end, the city's Resource Recovery Department recommended not only that retail-distributed plastic bags..."

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Last-Minute Shopping
No Silent Night here
"...Item 47: Adoption of the Austin Resource Recovery (that is, the department formerly known as Solid..."

Dec. 16, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Public Notice: Waitin' for the Money
Budget, bond drama overshadows all else
"...of curbside compost collection, with service reaching all Austin Resource Recovery customers by 2020. That's currently in this year's..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Top 10 City Council Stories
Dais and months
"...By Any Other Name With a name change (Austin Resource Recovery), adoption of a zero-waste master plan, and head-scratchingly..."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Forklift Danceworks Goes "On the Job" With Essential Workers
The company's new audio series gives voice to city employees and what they're doing during the pandemic
"...important the people who work in Austin Energy, Austin Resource Recovery, and other city departments are to everyone who..."

May 22, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Council Tries to Keep City's Trash Out of Hated Landfill
Waste not, what now?
"...Austin's curbside bins will still get collected by Austin Resource Recovery regardless of what happens with this contract, which..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

What Goes in Your Compost Bin in Austin
Pizza boxes? OK. Liquids? No thank you.
"...them into nutrient-rich compost at a processing facility. Austin Resource Recovery offers a handy tool online, "What Do I..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature

Austin’s Steady Strides Toward Climate Sustainability
How are we doing and how effective can local policies be at mitigating a worldwide crisis?
"...are within the city's control – direct energy generation, resource recovery, public works, and so on. As we go..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Total Garbage
Good news and bad news about your waste stream
"...Austin Resource Recovery announced this week that they'll be expanding their..."

July 12, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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