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Waste & Recycling October 16, 2019 06:30:48 AM

Austin, Texas Expands Violet Trash Bag Program with Phase 2

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In the first phase of the project, four areas were chosen that get the most trash-related complaints called into Austin’s 311 calling system.

Austin, Texas Expands Violet Trash Bag Program with Phase 2

SEATTLE (Waste 360):  The city of Austin, Texas, is expanding its violet trash bag pilot program to clean up homeless encampment sites in the heaviest hit areas of the city.

The city has rolled out its program in two phases and estimates between 50 and 80 percent of the bags already distributed have been filled for pickup.

In the first phase of the project, four areas were chosen that get the most trash-related complaints called into Austin’s 311 calling system. Now, the city has begun testing phase 2, in which bag kiosks are being added to all locations. The city is also testing bigger bags and some containers that can be picked up by collection trucks instead of by hand.

Courtesyhttps://www.waste360.com

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