By: Austin Resource Recovery
Keeping a large, growing city like Austin clean can be a challenging task, but forward-thinking organizations such as Austin Resource Recovery are here to make things easier. Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. To encourage your current and future clients into becoming more environmentally conscious, the City of Austin and ARR provide numerous little-known services that Austin homeowners can take advantage of, such as free paint, outdoor home supplies, and more!
Oh, the things you can do with free paint—refresh a room or add a touch of color to a piece of furniture and your whole house! Austin ReBlend is a 100% post-consumer, re-blended flat paint with low VOCs available for FREE at ARR's Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center. Pick up as much as your project needs in any of the three shades available.
Austin ReBlend is created with unwanted paint dropped-off by customers and is thoroughly inspected, consolidated, blended, filtered, and packed by trained staff. It is a great, sustainable choice since it helps to keep paint out of landfills, conserves the water and raw materials used to make new paint, and moves Austin closer to its zero waste goal.
Stock Up on Free Mulch, Other Goods, and Services
Paint isn’t the only thing you can get for free at the Recycle and Reuse Drop-Off Center. Austinites are encouraged to grab anything available in the Austin Resource Recovery’s ReUse Store which includes art supplies, cleaning products, and automotive fluids. Mulch is also available at no cost, but note, it’s BYOS—Bring Your Own Shovel, container, and gloves.
Safely Dispose of Household Items & Electronics
In addition to paint, Austinites can also drop-off a variety of unwanted items at the Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center, free of charge, to be recycled, reused, or safely discarded. Accepted items include:
- Household hazardous waste such as cleaning products and pool chemicals
- Brush and yard trimmings
- Single stream recyclables
- Electronics and appliances
Curbside Collection Services
Austin Resource Recovery also provides residential services such as curbside collection of recycling, trash, composting or yard trimmings, and more. These services are available for single-family homes up to four-plexes. Curbside customers can sign-up for collection reminders and service notifications using the My Schedule tool.
Interested in learning more? Reach out to ARR directly via phone at 3-1-1 or email.