MAP: Austin is offering curbside compost pickup to 38,000 more households

Austin Resource Recovery will begin offering curbside compost collection to 38,000 more households beginning in October.

Austin Resource Recovery will begin offering curbside compost collection to 38,000 more households beginning in October.

Curbside compost pickup is on track to become a citywide service, and the city announced Wednesday it is bringing its trucks to 38,000 more homes this October.

After piloting the service with limited geographical reach beginning in 2013, the city of Austin will extend its curbside compost collection—the first of what is slated to become a citywide expansion by 2020 if City Council moves forward with it.

This brings the total curbside customer count to 54,000, according to the city's website.

With the expansion, the average city taxpayer is expected to see an 85-cent monthly increase in Austin Resource Recovery fees. Austin Resource Recovery is the department that oversees composting and recycling services.

Curbside compost pickup is one of several so-called zero waste initiatives at the city, which aims to divert 90 percent of materials from landfills by 2040.

Residents can learn what is compostable by reading this city guide.

Here's a map of where households receive curbside compost collection and where the expansion will occur this year:

Curbside compost pickup
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