January 22, 2019

City of Austin Regulations for Trash Pickup

Please note the following regulations from the city of Austin regarding weekly trash pickup:

From the Code of the City of Austin, section 12-3-26:

A customer shall deliver a receptacle to the designated collection location at a  public street or alley between 8:00 p.m. on the day preceding the collection day and 6:30 a.m. on the collection day.  A customer shall remove a receptacle from the collection location not later than 10:00 p.m. on the collection day.

From the current City of Austin website:

Place your trash cart at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day.

  • Place trash, recyclables and yard trimmings 5 feet apart to allow our automated trucks to collect materials safely and efficiently.
  • Extra bags of trash that do not fit in your trash cart with the lid closed must be placed next to the trash cart and tagged with an Extra Trash Sticker, which can be purchased at most local grocery stores ($4 + tax). Extra bags without a sticker will be charged a per-bag fee of $8 + tax.