Composting / Recycling Consumer Waste / Rainwater

This is a selection of services, businesses and products that are committed to ecologically sound practices. If you know of a business that you would like to see included on this list please contact Edible Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Composting Resources

Break It Down
Specializing in providing composting and recycling services for local Austin businesses. Ready to reduce waste at your business or office?! Contact us today to get started!
breakitdownaustin.org

City of Austin- Composting
City of Austin's resources for composting. Join their Home Compost Rebate Challenge!
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/composting

Ecology Action
707 E 9th St
512-322-0000
ecology-action.org

GeoGrowers
Soil fertility products and services.
12002-B Highway 290 West
512-892-2722
geogrowers.net

Green Bucket Composting
Austin's Solution to Urban Composting!
A great way for apartment dwellers and people without a yard to be able to recycle their food waste.  We pick up your vegetative compostable waste and recycle it into wonderful earth nourishing compost. Every week we come to you to pick up your scraps.
512-203-3515
greenbucket.net

GreenThumb Compost
At GreenThumb, we value individual needs and desires. One principal that we stand for is that every family is different. We strive to give you what you want at an affordable rate. Now you can compost at home without all the rodents and smells in your backyard (not to mention that danged heat!!)
512-369-0998
greenthumbcompost.com

Ground to Ground
A city-wide campaign putting nutrient-rich spent coffee grounds back to work in our yards, farms, and gardens. Free buckets of grounds provided to community members at participating businesses
512-854-9600
compostcoalition.com
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in.gredients
Resources on package-free and zero-waste living.
2610 Manor Road
http://in.gredients.com/2011/07/07/composting-in-austin/

JV Environmental Services
Located on 84 acres of land in southeast Austin. Recycles food waste, paper, magazines, junk mail, eggs, feathers, beer, milk, cheese, brush, sod, etc. and turns them into compost and other nutrient rich soils that they then supply to landscapers.
3600 FM 973 North
512-927-1977
jvdirt.com 

Microbial Earth
A local company dedicated to our Central Texas community.
Compost Systems (Indoors and Outdoors), Landscape Products, Landscape Services, Organic Household Products
405 Academy
512-275-6581
800-516-5912
http://www.microbialearth.com/composting/

Organics By Gosh
Making custom blends of soils, mulch and compost using organic and/or recycled materials in Austin since 1970. 
13602 FM 969
512-276-1211
mobile: 512-771-3759 (Mo)  512-228-0874 (Jason)
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OrganicsbyGosh.com

Restaurant Recyclers
Recycling plastic, glass, office paper, aluminum, tin, cardboard and food waste for all food service establishments
4505 Hoffman Drive
512-466-0575
restaurantrecyclers.com

Texas Disposal
Composting and Recycling for residential, commercial and industrial customers. 
 
800-375-8375
texasdisposal.com 

The Natural Gardener
garden shop, nursery and teaching facility dedicated to promoting organic, time-tested gardening practices
8648 Old Bee Caves Rd
512-288-6113
naturalgardeneraustin.com

Vermicomposting
wormmainea.com

Your Compost Resource
howtocompost.org

 

Permaculture Resources

About Permaculture
permaculture.net

Austin Permaculture Guild
austinperm.com

 

Rainwater Harvesting

City of Austin- Rainwater Harvesting Rebates
austintexas.gov/department/rainwater-harvesting-rebates

Green Building Solutions and Sustainable Sources
http://sustainablesources.com/resources/

Innovative Water Solutions
watercache.com

Online Rainwater Harvesting Community
harvesth2o.com

 

Recycling

Austin Wood Recycling
large scale on-site land clearing and mulching
4950 FM 1431, Leander
512-259-7430
austinwoodrecycling.com

City of Austin Solid Waste Services
Information on Austin's recycling and trash services
512-494-9400
austintx.gov/

Ecology-Action
Austin's downtown recycling center
707 E 9th St
512-322-0000
ecology-action.org

State of Texas Alliance for Recycling
512-828-6409
recyclingstar.org

Vintage Material Supply Company
Woodworking with reclaimed vintage limber and tumber.
730 Shady Lane
Austin, Texas 78702
(512) 386-6404
vintagematerialsupply.com

 

Soil Test Services

Texas Plant and Soil Lab
texasplantandsoillab.com