Community Involvement

At the Austin Community Landfill, we are committed to being a good neighbor and supporting community organizations in order to help make our community cleaner, safer and stronger. The Austin Community Landfill has been serving Travis County and surrounding communities for more than 20 years.

We provide free tree recycling during the holidays and donate mulch to the Austin Habitat for Humanity, collect obsolete electronics which are donated to Goodwill Industries for recycling, remind drivers to "cover your load" when bringing debris to the landfill in trucks and

Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful have donated $5,000 to Keep Austin Beautiful to support the Patch Pals program that awards "I Keep Austin Beautiful" patches to Boy and Girl Scouts. To date, more than 320 Boy and Girl Scouts have participated in the Patch Pals program that teaches youth how to care for their environment.

The company has received international certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council for its bee and butterfly garden and bird boxes at the Waste Management Education Center located at the entrance of the landfill.

Neighbor Relations

We strive to have an open-door policy and to listen to our neighbors. We have made operational decisions based on the input from our neighbors, such as installing a wheel wash system on our facility to remove mud from truck tires before they enter nearby roads. This is just one example of how we try to be responsive to neighbor concerns.

We are happy to schedule tours to provide information on current landfill activities, landscaping plans, disposal area plans, and community activities.

We regularly distribute a newsletter, called Neighbor, to residents who live in the landfill's zip code and to city and county elected officials. The newsletter reports on landfill activities as well as educates readers about the technical and complex environmental processes required at a landfill. We periodically survey newsletter readers about the publication and the landfill.

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