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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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Plan offers $1,800 recycling rebates
Qualifying businesses can earn up to $1,800 in rebates by starting, expanding or improving recycling, composting or other zero waste programs. To prepare Austin businesses for the next phase of the Universal Recycling Ordinance, Austin Resource Recovery has implemented the Zero Waste Business Rebate program. Qualifying businesses can create new zero waste programs such as recycling, composting or other waste diversion procedures. Contract for recycling and/or composting services and receive up to $900 for startup costs and 50 percent off monthly service invoices up to $150 per month. They can also improve and expand existing recycling, composting or waste diversion programs to help increase the amount of materials diverted from Austin landfills. By 2017, recycling programs will be required at all commercial properties in Austin as part of the Universal Recycling Ordinance. To find out if your business is eligible, visit the city’s website, contact Austin Resource Recovery at (512) 974-9727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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