Zero Waste is a visionary goal, guiding people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate nature, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. The City of Austin is committed to reaching Zero Waste with at least 90-95% diversion from landfill by 2040. 

The Austin Zero Waste Alliance (AZWA) is committed to educating the public and pressing our decision-makers on this ambitious plan. Join us!


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We all need to find ways to eliminate waste and increase our sustainability. Learn more about Zero Waste basics and lifestyles.

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Austin is home to one of the country’s most robust Zero Waste communities. Find events, Zero Waste partners, and activist opportunities.

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Confused about how and what to recycle or compost? Need Zero Waste services for your business? Learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle in Austin.