There are important metrics beyond the total tons of materials diverted from the landfill that tell the story of how we're doing as a City. The indicator below is relatively new and demonstrates how many properties covered by the Universal Recycling Ordinance are offering recycling services. The last indicator shows the tons of electronic waste being diverted from the landfill through the Austin Resource Recovery Recycle and Reuse Drop Off Center.


In December 2011, Austin Resource Recovery adopted a Master Plan that detailed the major strategies and actions required to reach the goal of zero waste by 2040 in Austin.

For questions about these sustainability measures and indicators, please contact Lewis Leff, City of Austin Office of Sustainability: