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City suspends bulk collection

Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Tai Moses

Austin Resource Recovery, like so many other establishments, is suffering from a Covid-related staffing shortage on top of difficulty filling open positions. In an effort to attract entry-level workers and experienced drivers, ARR has hiked its starting wages to $17/hour, with pay increases tagged to more training and additional licensing. In the meantime, starting Feb. 21, ARR is suspending large brush and bulk collection for residential curbside customers until further notice. A news release explains, “Any missed collection during the interruption will be rescheduled once services resume.” What are customers to do in the meantime? ARR explains that you may drop off large brush at the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant if possible. Curbside customers may donate or give away unwanted bulk items if they’re in good condition, or just hold on to them until service resumes. You can also schedule a collection through ARR’s Clothing and Housewares program at no additional charge. Want to work for Austin Resource Recovery? Peruse job openings here.

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