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Recycle, reuse and celebrate this weekend

Monday, October 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

This weekend, Austin Resource Recovery will open the Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center at 2514 Business Center Drive. This means that Austinites will be able to recycle and reuse a variety of materials in one place, now that the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and the Resource Recovery Center have merged. According to the city, “Residents can now drop off more items, including plastic bags and plastic wrap, cardboard, paper, glass, hard plastics, metal and all single-stream recycling. By the end of October, Styrofoam will be accepted as well. The center’s reuse area is also expanding. It now accepts reusable art supplies, which will be distributed to artists and teachers for reuse in creative projects. … The Recycle & Reuse Drop-Off Center will accept a variety of items, such as household hazardous waste, automotive fluids, tires and scrap metal, electronics and large appliances, large hard plastic items, lightbulbs and batteries, brush and yard trimmings, cardboard and all single-stream recycling. There are also many items available for free pick-up, such as ReBlend paint, mulch, household cleaners, automotive fluids, fertilizers and pesticides.” The center’s hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon. It will be closed on Sundays and city holidays. The center will open for business on Saturday, Oct. 17, and a family-friendly event will celebrate the occasion from 10 a.m. until noon.

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