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January 2020
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This year, resolve to reduce single-use plastics

We found even more opportunities to make a difference by keeping plastics from overwhelming our City and our seas in the year ahead. Here are some New Year’s resolutions we can all make to reduce single-use plastics to help the City reach its Zero Waste goal by 2040 (t-minus 20 years to go!)

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Get free mulch at Zilker Park

Christmas trees collected at Zilker Park are getting a second life as wonderful, piney smelling mulch! Mulch will be available completely free of charge starting January 16, and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to bring your own tools such as gloves, shovels and storage containers for loading and transporting mulch.
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New year, new calendar

Remember to download your personalized 2020 curbside services calendar. You can also get reminders for all your curbside collections via text, phone call, email, Google calendar, iCal or Outlook. It's free and easy! Never forget your collections again!
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pile of electronics to be recycled.

Out with the old, in with the new: where should old electronics go?

Each year, Americans throw away 9.4 million tons of electronics! Much of that waste turns up during, and immediately following, the holiday season. Out with the old, in with the new, right? Learn how to recycle these items properly.
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Enter the fifth annual [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, and help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, nonprofits and institutions as waste, into the foundation for new social enterprises. Attend the opening pitch on February 10 to get involved.
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Fix-it Clinics are all about do-it-together, hands-on disassembly, troubleshooting and learning to repair. Join us at the next Fix-it Clinic on Saturday, January 25.
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Can you sew or do basic jewelry repair? We’re looking for volunteer coaches to help attendees repair items at our next Fix-It Clinic.
Volunteer
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Have you been meaning to take our backyard composting class, but haven't gotten around to it? You can take the class online and still qualify for the $75 rebate on a backyard composting system or accessories. It's fast, easy and on your schedule! Get composting today.
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