Austin Public Library
Learn about your recycling, composting, trash and other curbside collection services, and get your collection schedule.
Battery Drop-off Locations
*ALL Austin Public Library locations are currently not accepting batteries. Please call first to make sure a location is actively participating in the Battery Drop-off program.
Services for Business
Find recycling advice and guidance, learn about recycling requirements and ordinances, download signs and educational materials, get the form for your annual recycling plan and more.
Austin Materials Marketplace
This program facilitates business-to-business materials reuse. One company's waste can be another's raw material.
General Recycling Information
Find recycling guides for specific materials and tips for being eco-conscious.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Environmental Protection Agency
Learn how reducing, reusing and recycling can help you, our community and the environment by saving money, energy and natural resources.
We Followed a Soda Can on Its Infinite Voyage Through Austin’s Recycling Stream
Read or listen to a KUT story about what happens after you place a can in your blue recycling bin.
Twenty-five essays exploring the relationship between cities and sustainability.
The Frugal Homesteader
Fun and educational guide filled with a lifetime of learning that comes along with becoming a homesteader.
101 Ways to Go Zero Waste
Practical blueprint of realistic lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to reduce their waste.
Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials
How to build your own tiny home using salvaged and reclaimed supplies!
Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine
Outlines steps needed to strengthen our recycling system.
Learn how to build your own zero waste kit.
The modern idea of garbage and how to think our way out of it
Zero Waste Home
The ultimate guide to simplifing your life by reducing your waste
Restore. Recycle. Repurpose
Create a beautiful home with upcycled items
Transform your home using salvaged materials
The Zero Waste Solution
Untrashing the planet one community at a time
A user-friendly guide to inspiring and repurposed handicrafts
Life Without Plastic
Step-by-step guide for reducing the use of plastic.