Going Green: Austin rolls out compost bins
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There’s been another step forward in Austin’s goal to be a zero-waste city by 2040.
New green bins have been deployed to several Austin neighborhoods so residents can compost organic material that comes from their homes – things like food scraps and food-soiled papers.
Alexandria Burton, with Austin Resource Recovery, said the bins come with a smaller green pail. The pail has an odor-reducing filter and can be kept in kitchens to collect food scraps before they are dumped in the larger curbside collection bin.
The idea behind the project is to reduce material in landfills and to create compost useful in gardening.
Watch the video above to learn more.