Trash and Single-stream Recycling with Allied Waste Services

Anderson Mill Limited District contracts with Allied Waste Service (or Republic Services) for solid waste collection.
New service is set up directly with Allied Waste Service (Republic Services), please call (512) 247-5647.
 
Contract
Price per Quarter: $49.50 plus tax
96 Gallon Trash Cart & 96 Gallon Recycling Cart
Trash Service - weekly pickup of trash cart - (during week after a holiday, two extra items will be picked up)
Single-stream Recycling - every other week
Bulky Waste - 1st Wednesday of each month

SOLID WASTE COLLECTION DETAILS

Place your trash and recycle carts out at the curb by 7:00 am on your designated pick up day (see map at the bottom of the page for assigned days). Trash carts are picked up weekly. The recycling carts will only be picked up EVERY OTHER WEEK.

  • Carts must be placed on the street surface and backed up to the curb by 7am. The truck drivers note the addresses that do not have their carts out when they go down the street and will NOT go back if you have forgotten.

  • Do not Over Load your trashcan. Because loose trash will spill into the street, overflowing trashcans will not be picked up.

  • During the week after a holiday, Allied Waste will collect up to 2 extra items: bags, boxes or bundled, that are outside your trash cart. These can be regular trash or yard waste but may not weigh more than 40 pounds each.

  • Bulky Waste - Up to 3 cubic yards on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Items that will not normally fit inside the 96 gallon cart such as stoves, hot water tanks, washing machines, bundled brush, yard waste, furniture and other large waste items. There is no need to call Allied Waste to arrange for bulky item collection, simply place the items out on the curb by 6:00am on the first Wednesday of the month. Allied will collect up to the 3 cubic yards or approximately 15 of the 39 gallon bags. (Refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners must have certification by a licensed technician of CFC (refrigerant) recovery. Please call AWS for more information (512) 247-5647.)

  • Yard Waste - Yard waste will only be collected with bulky waste on the first Wednesday of the month or during the City of Austin semi-annual Large Brush pickup. Grass, leaves, flowers, stalks, stems, pine needles, tree trimmings, and branches (less thank 3 feet in length and less than 2 inches in diameter) may be placed in or beside your cart in bags or bundles tied with string.

  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED WITH REGULAR TRASH OR BULKY WASTE. If you have construction or demolition debris call Allied Waste at (512) 247-5647 to arrange for a special container. There will be a charge for debris removal.

Trash Items NOT collected by Allied Waste:  Construction Debris, Dead Animals, Insecticides/Pesticides, Paint Cans, Lead Batteries, Tires, Used Motor Oil, Non-Certified Refrigerators, Freezers, or Air Conditioners and Household Hazardous Materials of any kind. Visit http://austintexas.gov/hhw for more information regarding the Williamson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Holiday Trash Collection: If a holiday falls on a normal collection day, pickups for that day and the rest of the week will slide to the following day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Wednesday, then Wednesday's customers are serviced on Thursday, Thursday's customers are serviced on Friday, and Friday's customers are serviced Saturday. This applies to the following holidays:

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July - Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas

 
**NOTE** City of Austin has a semi-annual Bulky Pick-up and a semi-annual Brush Collection completely independent of AMLD and Allied Waste. These special collections typically happen in February, March, August, and September. Residents are notified in advance via mail and the AMLD Community Sign/website. COA Brush Collection is composted.

SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING DETAILS

Single-stream recycling is an easier/safer way to recycle for the consumer and the trash service. Everything is thrown into one 96 gallon recycling cart and the materials are taken to a special recycling center where it is sorted mechanically on a large processing line. Each type of material (glass, aluminum cans, steel cans, various types of plastic, paper, or cardboard) is then bailed and sent to manufacturers for reuse. This program ties in with the City of Austin's goal to reduce the amount of trash that goes into landfills by 80% by the year 2030.

The main point about single-stream recycling is to make it easier to recycle.
Labels, paperclips, and staples do NOT need to be removed and containers do NOT need to be perfectly clean, but food contamination should be minimized. For example, cans/jars filled with pineapple slices or baked beans can probably just be rinsed out leaving little residue. However, a peanut butter jar may not be worth the time, effort, and hot water to clean adequately. Pizza boxes with grease and cheese residue can be trashed rather than recycled. Just try to keep food contamination limited.

Now that so much of what we send to the landfills can be recycled we need to change our way of thinking. As we get accustomed to single-stream, instead of asking ourselves what can be recycled, we will be asking ourselves what needs to be trashed. In locations that have started single stream recycling, I have heard estimates that within a year the volume of trash going to landfills has been reduced by 40%.