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Large brush collection is back!

Thursday, April 21, 2022 by Tai Moses

As we all bitterly know, Austin Resource Recovery suspended its large brush and bulk collection back in February because of staffing shortages brought on by Covid. Since then, Austinites have been waiting impatiently for the service to resume, as pieces of shrubbery and tree limbs and old freezers and other embarrassing things pile up behind their houses. ARR is still coping with a shortage of drivers (ARR is hiring drivers!), but thanks to help from a contractor, the agency is resuming bulk/brush collection starting Monday, May 2. Those who missed a collection during the suspension will be first in line to get a pickup. Curbside customers will receive a notification postcard in the mail a couple of weeks before their next collection is scheduled. You may also visit the online calendar of scheduled services or download the Austin Recycles app. If you’ve gotten used to disposing of your own bulky stuff at the Hornsby Bend plant, by all means continue using that method. And of course, if you have unwanted items that don’t seem to fit any other collection criteria, you can always consult ARR’s handy What Do I Do With… tool. Unlike most things these days, it has an answer for everything.

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