City of Austin Services in Windsor Park

Windsor Park Library

5833 Westminster Drive
512-974-9840

Monday – Wednesday – 10 AM – 9 PM
Thursday – Closed
Friday – 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday – 10 AM – 5 PM

The Windsor Park Library, a branch of Austin Public Library, opened on July 15, 2000.

Paul Bond’s work Reading Between the Lions will greet you as you enter the front door of the Windsor Park Branch. This bronze sculpture is part of the Austin Art in Public Places program.

Austin Resource Recovery

Formerly known as Solid Waste Services, Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) is a department of the City of Austin, providing residential curbside collection of trash, recycling and yard trimmings. Additional services include sweeping streets, collecting dead animals, operating a drop-off center for household hazardous waste and collecting bulk items and large brush.  In Windsor Park, trash and yard trimmings are collected every Thursday; recycling,clothing, and housewares are collected every other Thursday, and large brush and bulk items are each collected twice per year.  To view the collection calendar for your address, please visit https://austintexas.gov/page/my-collection-schedule.

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Trash Collection

Collection Guidelines

  • 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 $9.60 + tax.*
  • Was your cart missed? Call Austin Resource Recovery at 3-1-1 or send them an e-mail. They will come by to pick up the missed material as soon as possible.

Keep Out!

Keep the following items out of the brown trash cart:

  • Rocks
  • Dirt concrete
  • Gravel
  • Construction debris
  • Dead animals
  • Hazardous waste (solvents, paints, batteries, automotive fluids, fluorescent light bulbs, pool chemicals)

Acceptable Items

The following items can go into your brown trash cart when properly bagged and sealed:

  • Dusty matertials (ashes–cooled, sawdust, vacuum cleaner dust)
  • Broken glass (wrap in newspaper, place in box and label BROKEN GLASS)
  • Loose animal waste and cat litter
  • Styrofoam packing peanuts
  • Needles and syringes (place in hard plastic or metal container with tightly secured lid)

*Information provided on this page was last updated on 04/29/2017.  For the most current information, please visit https://austintexas.gov/trash.

Recycling Collection

With ARR’s curbside recycling program, you can mix recyclable paper, plastic, metal and glass in your blue recycling cart – no sorting required!

Collection Guidelines

Extra Recyclables?

  • Extra recyclables will be collected at no extra charge
  • If you cannot fit all your recyclables in your cart, place additional items in a cardboard box or reusable container next to your cart. However, larger plastics must be broken down to fit inside your blue recycling cart with the lid closed or they will not be accepted.
  • Cut or fold cardboard into 2 feet by 2 feet piles, and tie them into manageable bundles with string or twine. Place the bundles next to your recycling cart.
  • If you frequently run out of room in your recycling cart between pickups, you can request an extra blue cart free of charge by calling 512-494-9400.

Before You Recycle

  • Rinse food residue off all recyclables
  • Dry paper before placing it in your cart
  • Crush recyclables like cans, plastic jugs and bottles
  • Flatten boxboard and corrugated cardboard
  • Remove any metal components from plastic items

Plastics Recycling Guidelines:

  • Remove metal components from plastic items.
  • Empty and rinse items before recycling them.
  • Make sure all items fit inside the blue recycling cart with the lid closed.
  • Only hard plastics are accepted; plastic foam, plastic bags, and plastic wrap are not allowed.

Keep Out!

Keep the following items out of the blue recycling cart:

  • Garden Hoses
  • Plastic foam (cups, egg cartons, take-out containers)
  • Plastic bags, films and packaging
  • Fabric, clothing and textiles
  • Wire clothes hangers
  • Pizza boxes
  • Syringes
  • Trash (you may be charged for extra trash if you put trash in your recycling cart)
  • Electronics
  • Food
  • Yard trimmings/leaves (set out for yard trimmings pick up)
  • Helium tanks
  • Large metal items (such as frying pans and metal pipes)

The two local recycling processing facilities use automated systems to sort and bale the recyclables. Prohibited items will jam or damage automated machinery.

*Information provided on this page was last updated on 04/29/2017.  For the most current information, please visit https://austintexas.gov/department/single-stream-recycling

Bulk Collection

Bulk items are collected twice per year. You will receive a postcard in the mail informing you of your scheduled collection week, or you can view the 2017 Bulk Collection Schedule here.

 

Collection Guidelines

  • Place bulk items at the curb in front of your house by 6:30 a.m. on the first day of your scheduled collection week
  • Separate items into three piles as described below
  • To prevent damage to your property, keep items 5 feet away from your trash cart, mailbox, fences or walls, water meter, telephone connection box and parked cars. Do not place any items under low hanging tree limbs or power lines
  • Austin Resource Recovery only collects bulk items from its residential trash and recycling customers
  • Items will not be collected if they are in an alley in any area, including Hyde Park, in front of a vacant lot or in front of a business
  • Do not put items in bags, boxes or other containers. Bulk collection is for items too large to fit in containers. Bags will be treated as extra trash and are subject to extra trash fees.

Bulk Items Include:

  • Doors
  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Appliances (remove doors)
  • Passenger car tires (remove rims; limit eight tires per household)
  • Lawn mowers (remove gas/oil)
  • Railroad ties (cut in half)
  • Pallets
  • Rolled fencing
  • Nail-free lumber

Bulk Item Collection Crews Cannot Collect:

  • Brush, household trash, cardboard boxes, hazardous materials, mirrors, automotive chassis and bodies, motorcycles, trailers, boats and tires that are still mounted on rims
  • Sheet glass and other construction and remodeling debris

Separate Items into Three Piles

  1. Metal items – Includes appliances (remove doors). These are taken to our Resource Recovery Center for recycling
  2. Passenger car tires – Rims must be removed. Limit of eight tires per household. We cannot collect truck or tractor tires. Tires will go to a tire recycling facility
  3. Non-metal items – Includes carpeting and nail-free lumber. These items go to a landfill. Austin Resource Recovery is working on plans to salvage reusable items from bulk collection to help meet the City of Austin’s Zero Waste goal

Because these piles are collected by different trucks, they may be collected at different times throughout the week.

*Information provided on this page was last updated on 04/29/2017.  For the most current information, please visit https://austintexas.gov/department/residential-bulk-collection

Yard Trimmings Collection

Yard trimmings are grass clippings, leaves and small branches or limbs that are no longer than 5 feet and no thicker than 3 inches in diameter. Yard trimmings are composted and made into Dillo Dirt.

Collection Guidelines

  • Place your yard trimmings 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.
  • Put yard trimmings in lawn-and-leaf kraft paper bags or a reusable container that is no larger than 34-gallons and no heavier than 50 pounds.
  • Small branches should be tied with string or twine into manageable bundles no heavier than 50 pounds.
  • Yard trimmings placed at the curb in plastic bags will be collected as trash and will be subject to extra trash fees.
  • Did we miss your cart? Call Austin Resource Recovery at 3-1-1 or send us an e-mail. We will come by to pick up the missed material as soon as possible.
  • Brush and tree limbs too large to be collected during regular yard trimmings collection can be collected during periodic large brush collection.

*Information provided on this page was last updated on 04/29/2017.  For the most current information, please visit https://austintexas.gov/department/yard-trimmings-collection

Austin 3-1-1

Austin 3-1-1 provides the citizens of Austin with a simple single point of contact for every City department.  Austin 3-1-1 receives over 1 million calls  a year producing over 200,000 service request for departments within the City of Austin.  This robust Citywide Information Center has ambassadors available to answer residents’ concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Dial 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000 to speak to an ambassador.

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