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City offers funding for business recycling

Friday, November 13, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Resource Recovery is promising a new, easy application process for its Zero Waste Business Rebate. The rebate is designed to encourage local businesses to get up to speed early with the Universal Recycling Ordinance by providing up to $1,800 in rebates for businesses that “start, expand or improve recycling, composting” or other diversion programs. A press release about the rebate reminds businesses that “Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance currently affects all commercial properties 25,000 square feet and larger and multifamily properties with 10 or more units. Affected properties are required to ensure employees and tenants have access to convenient recycling. By 2017, all properties in Austin will be required to ensure recycling is available to tenants and employees. By 2018, all food permit holders will be required to have an Organics Diversion Program in place.” More information about program requirements can be found online here or by calling 512-974-9727.

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