One compactor holds approximately 5 tons of mixed paper, so what is stored in the compactor then processed saves 35,000 gallons of water and 21,000 kwh of electricity.


Austin's Universal Recycling Ordinance

To meet the requirements of the City of Austin's Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO), which became effective October 1, 2012, affected multifamily and commercial office property owners must submit an annual Recycling Plan form to Austin Resource Recovery. Plans must be submitted every year between October 1 and February 1.

For questions about recycling, educating employees and tenants, or completing the form, please contact

For more information about the Universal Recycling Ordinance, please visit:

All residential recycling in the City of Austin is collected by the city. To view your collection schedule, click here to go to the City of Austin's Resource Recovery website.


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