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As of October 1st, Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO) requires food-permitted businesses over 15,000 square feet to ensure their employees have convenient access to organics diversion services. From there, the program will slowly roll out and be applicable to all businesses with food permits by October 1st, 2018. The URO was implemented as part of the city’s commitment to zero waste, in an effort to reduce and divert organic material away from the landfill. The goal of the URO is to increase the life of local landfills, reduce harmful environmental impacts, and encourage economic development.
As part of this recently implemented composting ordinance, Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) is supporting customers by helping them comply with the new regulations. TDS provides alternatives to the disposal of organic waste with its composting services located at their integrated facility in southeast Travis County. The company is one of the largest conventional windrow and static pile composting operations in Texas, encompassing more than 30 acres.
TDS is providing Austin businesses with specialized containers for maintaining cleanliness, as well as assisting them with compiling their yearly diversion plan. TDS is also providing signage and education in the form of flyers, handouts and in-person training to ensure customers have everything they need to be successful.
The City of Austin is offering a rebate to properties not yet affected by the Universal Recycling Ordinance who have either started or expanded composting services. Qualifying businesses can earn up to $1,800 in rebates. See http://austintexas.gov/zwbizrebate for more information.
TDS is devoted to the success of its customers as this new composting ordinance rolls out. As one of the only facilities permitted to accept meat and dairy for composting, TDS is making it simple for Austin businesses to have all the resources necessary to comply with the city’s evolving Universal Recycling Ordinance.