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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?
"...3:30pm. This year, curbside collection of organic waste for composting expands to the entire city of Austin, serving 200,000..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

DIY Composting Basics: Tips From Austin Resource Recovery
A thumbnail of composting basics, with upcoming classes
"...Composting is a natural process that breaks down organic materials..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The Dirt on Composting
"...Even pet hair and floor sweepings can be composted. Composting rejects include nonbiodegradable plastics and metals, meats and bone..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

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
"...fell through in reporting this week's cover story about composting. It began with a seemingly straightforward assignment from Food..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

City Announces Composting Program
New rebates to encourage composting
"...will be eligible for a 75% rebate on a composting bin, up to $75, after completing a one-hour class..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Everyone Should Get a Composting Toilet
"...Dear Editor, Good article on composting [“The Dirt on Composting,” News, Jan. 18], but you..."

Jan. 24, 2008 Postmarks

Composting Made Easier
"...Editor, Thank you for your articles on recycling and composting [“Can Austin Waste Not?,” News, Jan. 18]. I started..."

Jan. 22, 2008 Postmarks

The Dirt on Grubs and Composting
Are black soldier flies the hot new sustainable fuel?
"...came after two years of HausBar's raising, slaughtering, and composting the remains of chickens without incident, which was at..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
Where does the food go?
"...week ago, the city of Austin expanded its pilot composting program to include my neighborhood. Workers dropped off a..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: The Dirt on Compost
How and why to do it... and what can go wrong
"...this week to discuss Lina's cover story about how composting fits into the city's goal of zero waste by..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Post

Mixing Up Your Environmentalism
Plateaued on your earth-friendly efforts? Here are a few ideas to help.
"...become almost old hat despite its increasing importance. Recycling? Composting? Sure, we do it, but, yawn. We collected a..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Events Post by Bonny Chu

Public Notice: Trash Talking
More recycling and composting is about to take place in Austin
" establish organics diversion programs – food donation or composting programs, among other options – to ensure that food..."

Sept. 25, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
Owners maintain operation is environmentally friendly
"...not a dump. All we're doing is recycling and composting, which is an environmentally positive thing." In the two..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

City Compost Program Expands
38,000 new households will be composting this fall
"...Recovery program will add 38,000 households to its Curbside Composting Collection Program. The pilot project began in 2012, servicing..."

Aug. 4, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Climbing Mount Compost
Austin's next big zero-waste project is feeding nature's recycling program
" by taking organics out of the trash and composting them instead...."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

The Common Law
Composting Your No. 2s? Austin Officially Welcomes the 'Humanure' Movement
"...Composting Your No. 2s? Austin Officially Welcomes the 'Humanure' Movement..."

July 24, 2009 Column by Luke Ellis

A Decade of Action Toward a Zero-Waste City
How far along are we?
"...characterization study that showed the potential impact of curbside composting; ARR found that almost everything Austinites were sending to..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

As the City Strives for Zero Waste, Where Does Food Fit In?
Bringing farm-to-table back to the farm
"...costly landfills. In addition to launching a citywide curbside composting collection this month, each Austin food service establishment 5,000..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Restaurant Recyclers
From earth to table and back again
"...soil; compost is the term used for man-made humus. Composting is an aerobic, oxygenating process that does not produce..."

June 5, 2009 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Can Austin Waste Not?
City vows to cut landfill-bound garbage to zero
"...doing enough to promote the practice of recycling and composting? A growing number of local waste experts say no..."

Jan. 18, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Vegan Magazine Founder Summer Burton Talks Reason and Queso
Former Buzzfeed exec and Texas native is obsessed with animals
"...incentivized conditions, which is why the city has a composting program for citizens, too. Simply attend a composting class..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

An Eastside Green Tomato Story
June 14, 2013. 36 photos.
"...unused and uncooked prepped vegetables and fruit into the composting bucket. Later, a compost peddler will collect these materials..."

June 14, 2013 Photo Gallery

(Apple) Core Values
The East Side Compost Pedallers are cycling across a gardener's gold mine
"...universal recycling ordinance, requiring all Austin restaurants to start composting by 2017 (restaurants larger than 5,000 square feet only..."

May 10, 2013 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Going Green
Going green is easier than it seems
"...that can withstand the heat and take a drought. Composting & Dillo Dirt..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Features Feature by Abe Louise Young

Zeroing in on Our Throwaway Culture
City committee dreams of a waste-free Austin
"...nonrenewable products by 50% and implementing user-friendly recycling and composting programs. It also recommends hiring a third-party consultant to..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Civics 101
"...COMPOSTING CLASS This class (along with downsizing your trash cart)..."

March 22, 2013 News Column

City Hall Hustle: Waste Not, Want Not
Council considers closing loopholes in recycling code
"...but it's likely to include – gasp! – a composting requirement for restaurants...."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Eco Currents
Saving the planet, one Earth Day activity at a time
"...on recycling, and the mayor has announced a citywide composting program (see "City Announces Composting Program"). Let's see if..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Cleaning Up the Campsite
Festival organizers employ varying tactics to keep mess to a minimum
"...employing uniquely innovative tactics to diminish waste – including composting, recycling, and planning for less consumption – but counteracting..."

April 20, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Webberville Smells a Rat
"...nearby J-V Dirt & Loam's plans to expand its composting operations, located on an 80-acre site just south of..."

March 14, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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