Trash/Recycling

Some Quick Recycling & Trash Tips:

Tip #1: If you fill your blue bin every 2 weeks – Don’t just trash the extra. Simply call 311 and ask for a second blue bin at NO cost. If you only go over occasionally: 1. Ask your neighbor if their bin is out and not full if you could add to it. 2. Place the extra in a cardboard box labeled RECYCLING next to your recycling bin at no charge.

Tip #2: Adelphi Acre Community Garden has a wonderful compost program and it is simple for any Milwood resident to drop off their compost in a returnable bin & leaves in brown bags as well. Email us for specifics and drop off address in Milwood.
Interested in a Curbside Composting Service? Complete this form and we will send you details as we finalize finding a company to provide this service.

Tip #3: Plastic Bags and Plastic Film of all kinds are easily recyclable at grocery stores and often times dry cleaners.

Tip #4: Never miss a collection day again. Get regular reminders to set out your carts. The smaller your trash cart, the less you pay. Sign up here.

Tip #5: The Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center accepts many household items including styrofoam, fluorescent light bulbs, electronics, paint, batteries, and propane cylinders. You can also pick up FREE art supplies, cleaning products, ReBlend paint, mulch and more. Click here for more information.

Tip #6: Styrofoam doesn’t recycle but drop it off clean and dry and in a plastic bag on the doorstep of 12011 Trianon Ln in Milwood and then Lynette is willing to take your Styrofoam to its unique recycling center in South Austin. Email her for info. www.austintexas.gov/blog/how-recycle-styrofoam

Tip #7: An Austin Recycling Guide by BudgetDumpster.com

Tips #8: Are you Remodeling? Help direct 75-85% of it from the landfill & get a tax break through The ReUse People of America. Kathy Robinson, lives in Milwood and is the Austin Area Associate. 512-378-0100  kathyrobinson@thereusepeople.org

Tip #9: Questions about recycling? Check out austinrecycles.com