Coming up the week of July 28, the Austin Resource Recovery department will collect items that are too big to fit in trash and recycling bins.
Place items for pickup at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on Monday, divided into separate piles for metal items, nonmetal items, mattresses and tires. Be sure to remove nails from lumber, gas and oil from barbecue grills and lawnmowers, and doors from appliances.
You also have other options for disposing of used appliances and metal:
- Drop them off at the city’s Resource Recovery Center, located just south of the neighborhood at 3810 Todd Lane.
- Sell them for scrap metal at a metal recycling center such as nearby CMC Commercial Metals, 710 Industrial Blvd.
- Receive $50 to recycle functioning refrigerators and freezers through Austin Energy, which will pick up qualifying appliances and mail you a check within six weeks.
See the city’s bulk collection website for a list of what city crews can and can’t pick up.
Do you have an item that doesn’t fit the categories for trash, recycling or bulk collection? Visit the city’s What do I do with … page to find ways to dispose of or find a better use for it.