The City of Austin contracts with an outside waste management company for solid waste collection and recycling. Everyone within our water system is required to have garbage collection.

Extra home waste bagged outside of the trash container will not be picked up.  You may contact Waste Connections at your convenience and contract with them to pick up anything extra.  501 362-2666.

If assistance is needed or you have questions for the city, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

For questions specific to trash or recycling pick up, please call the waste management company directly.

Waste Connections will be changing their schedule for grass clippings and cardboard collection starting in June.  The Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be combined for the collection of grass and cardboard to Tuesdays.  Your scheduled garbage/sanitation day will not change.  This is for grass clippings and cardboard only.  As a reminder grass must be bagged and secure in a way that is easy to pick up.  All cardboard must be broken down and free of garbage and packing material.  For those that bag their grass regularly we will provide a blue waste can for grass only.  The blue waste cans are for bagged grass only. 


If you would like a blue waste can for your grass, please contact Randy Mckenzie or call 501 628-9455. 

Friendly Reminder......

  • Garbage must be placed road side by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection. Household appliances and furniture are not accepted.  These items must be disposed of as you see fit.  A 96 gallon garbage cart will be provided for you.  Grass clipping and leaves can be bagged separately from your regular everyday garbage and set to the side to ensure pickup. 35lbs bag max.  Tree limbs and shrubbery will also be picked up.  The tree limbs/shrubs can be no more than 4 feet long and 35lbs and must be bundled together for easy pick up.  Card board boxes need to be empty and broken down for collection.  No trash may be placed inside the card board boxes.  Loose garbage can blow around the neighborhood.  

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the garbage collection days for my street?

The East side of the Railroad tracks (Orchard, Shadow Creek, Quapaw, etc). is on Tuesdays. The West side of the RailRoad tracks (Hwy 367, Weathering, Cross Creek, Austin Village, etc) is on Wednesdays. Please have your garbage out by 7am.

My garbage can is damaged, what do I do?

Please contact the Austin City Hall at 501-941-2648 (Water Dept. Option). We will make sure we repair or replace your can.

Not all of my garbage is getting dumped out of the can, why is that?

It is possible that when the truck grabs the garbage can that it pinches the can, not allowing the can to fully be emptied. Try turning your can sideways. If the problem continues please contact the City Hall.

Waste Connections