Austin Resource Recovery Plan Approved tells us City Council voted unanimously in favor of the “Austin Resource Recovery Plan” on Dec. 15, 2011 – “the road map to get Austin to zero waste within 30 years.”

Austin Resource Recovery Director Bob Gedert recently said, “Zero Waste provides far-reaching benefits for the Austin community. It will reduce dependence on landfills, reduce Austin’s greenhouse gas emissions, and generate new green jobs in the community.” The Resource Recovery Department is aiming to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills 90 percent by 2030. Detailed waste and program assessments will be made every five years. The Department will issue annual reports detailing progress staring in 2012. 

View highlights of the plan here. View a multimedia slideshow summary of the plan here. View details about the plan via the City’s website:

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