The City of Austin doesn’t promote any particular waste hauling company, but…
The private waste hauler must be licensed by the city. In the event you were to use an unlicensed company to haul away junk or debris, and this unlicensed company were to illegally dump the debris, YOU could face fines of up to $2,000.
Look for the City of Austin license decal (see sample below) on the front doors of the waste hauler’s truck to be sure the company is legally authorized to operate within city limits.
Learn more about private waste and recycling haulers in Austin, TX.
Commercial dumpster service is an open market
Commercial customers are free to choose a private commercial waste hauler to handle commercial dumpster service.
However, the Austin Resource Recovery Dept. is contracted to handle commercial trash and recycling within the Downtown Austin Service District.
Austin’s Zero Waste Plan aims to reduce 90% of landfill waste by 2040
Much of the debris from construction dumpsters gets recycled, including construction and demolition materials.
About 87% of Austin residents recycle in some sort, making the city one of the most sustainable in the country.