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Extra trash fees are back

Thursday, September 3, 2020 by Tai Moses

It was nice while it lasted, but customers will again be charged for additional bags of trash placed curbside. The fee waiver, which expires on Monday, Sept. 7, was meant to help during the pandemic when so many people were quarantined at home, generating extra garbage. Austin Resource Recovery Director Ken Snipes said in an announcement, “We hope this effort has provided relief for our customers during these uncertain times.” Customers will be charged $9.60 for each additional bag set out with their trash cart, or they may purchase excess garbage stickers at area grocery stores for $4 each. As always, there is no charge for extra recycling, which can be placed in a cardboard box or other reusable container if there is no more room in the blue cart. ARR asks that curbside customers continue to bag and tie their trash, for the safety of the collections crew.

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