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City keeps expanding composting program
Monday, October 7, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano
Austin got a step closer to citywide composting Thursday when City Council voted unanimously to approve a contract for up to five years and $3,630,000 with Organics by Josh. Currently, the composting program includes 90,000 customers, with a plan to add 53,000 more in 2019. According to the agenda backup, all remaining customers will be added in 2020. Council Member Alison Alter took a moment to praise the contract, saying, “I’m really pleased to see the curbside composting program has continued to expand, particularly in the recent weeks. I just received my bin. I’m thrilled to incorporate organics recycling into my family’s daily routine. It will be a learning process for those of us not used to composting, but it is a very important step to achieving our zero-waste goals and I look forward to the full citywide rollout.”