June 2019
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Father and son in golf cart
Skip the clutter this Father's Day: thoughtful Zero Waste gifts Dad will love
Father’s Day is just around the corner and Dad deserves a gift that honors him, without creating extra clutter. If he’s not in need of another mug, pair of socks or tie, here are some Zero Waste ideas both Dad and the planet will love.
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Show your collection crew some love

June 14 is Sanitation Worker Day! More than 460 Austin Resource Recovery employees are working to make our community a cleaner and safer place. Show your appreciation to the men and women who contribute to this important work by leaving feedback about your collections crew on our Facebook page or by calling 3-1-1.
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Slow down to get around

Every day, 290 City of Austin trash, compost and recycling collection vehicles service over 200,000 Austin area homes. As you are driving, don't forget to give our guys a brake and Slow Down to Get Around
Taylor Youngblood with her son Carl

Block Leader Profile: Taylor Youngblood

Meet Taylor, the subject of our latest Block Leader profile. She has always been passionate about recycling and sustainable waste management. She comes up with interesting ways to incorporate Zero Waste practices into all aspects of her life and makes it a family affair. Taylor has become a valuable resource for Zero Waste in her community.
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Clothing and housewares

Clothing and housewares collection

The curbside collection of clothing and housewares has been temporarily suspended.  We encourage you to donate/recycle those items by taking them to a local organization, visit the Austin Reuse Directory for donation locations. You can also drop off your unwanted items at the Recycle and Reuse Drop-Off Center.
Fix-it Clinic logo with screwdriver
Looking for a unique gift for Dad? Why buy him a new watch when you can help him fix his favorite one for free, and have fun doing it? Be thoughtful and Earth-friendly by attending a Fathers' Day weekend Fix-It Clinic together, Saturday at Lakeline Farmer's Market or Sunday at Mueller Farmer's Market. If you're handy, sign up to volunteer.
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Visit our booth to score some Zero Waste swag at the Central Texas Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 15. 
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Join us for a free backyard composting class on Thursday, June 20, or Saturday, June 22. Take a class and qualify for a $75 rebate on a home composting system or accessories. Can't make it? Additional classes are available.
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Working on a home project? Get free samples of carpet, fabric, wood, vinyl, tile, stone, glass and more to reuse at the IIDA Zero Landfill event on Saturday, June 22. Help keep this stuff out of the landfill and create something awesome while you're at it.
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Passionate about reducing, reusing and recycling in your community? Join our Zero Waste Block Leader program to serve as a resource for your friends and neighbors! Attend our next orientation on Monday, July 8 to get started.
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