Filters: Water and Air

Filters: Water and Air

Filters are not recyclable in curbside carts or many (if any) recycling centers. Brita teamed up with TerraCycle to recycle its products. All the recycling is done through Brita, you’ll mail Brita your used items. You can set up a Brita account to “earn My Brita™ points redeemable for amazing rewards” which do include new filters…

Plastic Plant Pots

Plastic Plant Pots

Plastic containers that plants come in can be recycled in Austin, Texas. If you recycle them they should be rinsed and dry, free of dirt and plant material. Some cities don’t accept black plastic. Some cities don’t accept certain numbers of plastic. Please check with your local city department or contractor. Please do not ask…

The Down-low on To-Go

The Down-low on To-Go

As more people resort to having meals carry-out/to-go/takeaway and delivered, please take time to consider your options for end-of-life. Are the containers recyclable or compostable? Are they reusable or returnable? Will you be able to re-home freezer bags or ice packs? Mueller area restaurants seem to be on the right page with take-out containers. I…

Metal Trays and Aluminum

Metal Trays and Aluminum

In case you didn’t know, aluminum and metal trays are allowed in the City of Austin blue recycling carts. For metals in the curbside recycling cart you may include: Steel and tin cans Aluminum foil baking pans (from roasts, catering, pies, to-go containers, etc.) Aluminum foil (balled 2 inches or larger) Metal, as with other…