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Did You Know

Did You Know?

Fun Fact #1

It takes 80-100 years for an aluminum can to decompose (break down) in a landfill.

Fun Fact #2

Aluminum cans can be recycled into: soda cans, pie plates, license plates, thumbtacks, aluminum foil, and many other items.

Fun Fact #3

Recycling one aluminum can can save enough energy to power a TV for up to three hours.

Fun Fact #4

In the year 2000, 13,500 aluminum cans were recycled every minute in California.

Fun Fact #5

Glass takes over 1,000,000 (one million) years to decompose in a landfill.

Fun Fact #6

Glass can be recycled into jars, jewelry, bottles, dishes, drinking glasses, coffee mugs and many other items.

Fun Fact #7

It can take up to 700 years for plastic to decompose (break down) in a landfill.

Fun Fact #8

PET plastic can be recycled into: clothing, fiberfill for sleeping bags, toys, stuffed animals, rulers and more.

Your Recycling Experts

Recycling services of CTR are provided exclusively by our wholly owned subsidy Wilco Recycling.  Our recycling facility is one of the first of its kind in that it was designed and built to serve residents within Austin city limits and surrounding counties, giving the smaller communities the same quality waste service experience.  CTR and Wilco Recycling are focused on one simple goal:  Helping Central Texas residents find and utilize the best methods to recycle their waste and reduce their impact on our environment.Wilco Recycling

What Can I Recycle?

CTR offers recycling to both residential and commercial customers. Click here for list of acceptable recyclables.

Recycling Process

Central Texas Recycling | Wilco Recycling CenterOur facility is designed to process cardboard, all types of papers, plastic containers #1 thru #7, Glass containers, Steel Cans and aluminum Cans combined into a single stream.  Our equipment separates these components into storage bunkers and then packages them into dense bundles to be shipped out to manufacturing facilities that make new products from them.

These products are typically manufactured goods that each one of us use every day such as clothing, carpeting, tissue paper, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans, automobile parts, newspapers, writing papers, glass bottles, insulation and many other common products.

Advantages of Single-stream recycling:

  • No Sorting
  • Better use of natural resources
  • More people recycling
  • Easier pickup
  • Increase recyclable materials
  • Less waste in landfills
  • More convenient
  • Less contamination
  • Environmental benefits
  • Lower collection costs

Austin Universal Recycling Ordinance

The Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO) supports Austin’s Zero Waste goal by requiring affected property owners to ensure that tenants and employees have access to convenient recycling.  By Oct. 1, 2017, all properties will be required to provide recycling services to their tenants and employees. Click to here to determine when your property is affected.

Please visit the City of Austin website for more information.

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