Category Archives: Conservation

Trash talk: Bulk collection the last week in July

Coming up the week of July 27, Austin Resource Recovery 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 that week, divided into … Continue reading

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City considers closing Mabel Davis, Metz pools for season

Water leaks and a lifeguard shortage have prompted the Austin Parks and Recreation Department to delay the opening of city pools, limit operating hours and consider closing two pools for the season, residents learned in an April 28 Austin Monitor story. Two-thirds … Continue reading

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Bulk collection next week

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 … Continue reading

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Large brush collection starts April 7

The city will collect large brush in our area during the week of April 7. Set brush out by 6:30 a.m. Monday, and observe the following guidelines: Stack unbound brush along the curb in one row no more than 4 … Continue reading

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Large brush collection starts Oct. 7

The city will collect large brush in our area during the week of Oct. 7. Set brush out by 6:30 a.m. Monday, and observe the following guidelines: Stack unbound brush along the curb in one row no more than 4 … Continue reading

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Water conservation is focus of editorial, environmental directory

On Tuesday the Austin American-Statesman featured a guest editorial on water conservation by environmental writer and former Burleson Heights homeowner Paul Robbins, who also writes about water issues in the 2013 Austin Environmental Directory. An environmental activist and consumer advocate since … Continue reading

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City forum Nov. 28 on reducing bacteria in creeks

Representatives of the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will present the first of several public forums on reducing bacterial contamination in Austin Creeks on Wednesday. The forum will focus on four creeks … Continue reading

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