Trash and recycling are picked up on a weekly basis every Friday morning. Please make sure to place your trash and recyclables in the proper City-authorized receptacle Thursday evening or before 6:30 AM on Friday. You must remove the containers from the street by 7 pm Friday evening.
The City of Austin Solid Waste Services requests that:
- Your garbage must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. each Friday. If possible, your cart should be at street level.
- Keep your garbage cart five feet away from all obstacles such as your recycling bin, your yard trimmings, parked cars, mailboxes, telephone connection boxes, water meters, fences, and walls.
- The handle of your cart should point towards your house.
- Bagging all garbage before putting it in your cart. This will help prevent it from blowing away and littering the streets.
- Your garbage must fit easily in your cart. The lid of your cart must be closed to prevent litter.
Garbage Carts: Solid Waste Services provides garbage carts to its customers.
Residential Garbage Rates
Your monthly rate pays for the collection of a set volume of garbage, unlimited recycling and unlimited yard trimmings set out according to Solid Waste Services guidelines. Your rate depends upon the size of garbage cart you choose.
Prices and fees do not include tax. Commercial rates are also available online.
Your monthly rate does not cover the collection of garbage that does not fit easily in your cart when the lid is closed. Place a $2 Extra Garbage Sticker on all extra bags of garbage. You will be charged $4 on your next utility bill for the collection of each extra bag that does not have a sticker on it.
Service Request: To exchange your cart or report a damaged or missing cart, simply call 512-494-9400 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday or send an email. Be sure to include your address.
Three sizes of garbage carts are available:
30 gallon (usually green)
60 gallon (usually grey)
90 gallon (usually brown)
Residential Base Rate
30 gallon cart: $11.75 a month
60 gallon cart: $14.50 a month
90 gallon cart: $17.25 a month
30 gallon cart: $4.75 a month
60 gallon cart: $7.50 a month
90 gallon cart: $10.25 a month