For Questions, contact:
Recycling Office Hours are limited to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and
Friday afternoons from 1 - 5 pm.
Please note that recycling bins will only be available during office hours.
Hazardous Waste Drop-off & Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - noon & 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mower County Recycling Acceptable Materials List
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Curbside Services 2016-2017
How do I sign up for Recycling and how much does it cost?
Come to the Recycling Center during regular business hours and there you will receive three bins, be
given a brief overview of the program and be on your way within ten
minutes. Recycling fees are included in the taxes paid by Mower County
residents. As long as you are a resident of Mower County there is no
additional cost to you. Please be prepared to show proof of residence if
How do holidays affect the Curbside Collection?
Mower County's recycling schedule is not affected by Monday holidays as
pick-up days are only Tuesday-Friday. Legal holidays affected (see schedule)
will not be picked up on their normal days but will slide to the next
business day. See schedule for complete details.
Why Should I Recycle?
We have to do something with the garbage we
produce. In 1990 American's produced on average over half a ton of garbage
per person every year - about 3.5lbs per day.
No more space - landfill space is very limited.
Safety first - Even if all landfills were available, they'd be health and
safety hazards. Most landfills were build before safety standards became a
priority. They are not equipped to stop toxins from seeping into the
Burning garbage is not the answer. Incinerators are one of the largest
sources of air pollution in most communities, spewing gases that contribute
to acid rain, toxic metals and dioxins.
Common Sense - making the most of what we have is an American tradition.
It's Quick - it takes less time then you think. A recent study done for the
EPA showed that the total time used by a household is only 73 minutes per
month. You can make a profit on it by selling aluminum. Recycling also saves
on natural resources.
Household Hazardous Waste
: Examples of products which can
be brought to the HHW facility (during business hours only): acids,
aerosols, adhesives, varnishes, gasoline, stains, solvents, latex\oil based
paints and household pesticides.
We DO NOT ACCEPT the following wastes
: Fluorescent Bulbs;
Alkaline, NiCad button, or Automobile Batteries**; Motor Oil or Oil Filters;
Antifreeze; Explosive Materials; Radioactive Waste; Medical Waste;
Agricultural Pesticides or Fertilizers; Business Wastes; Tires. For
information on how to properly dispose of these items, call our business
**Regular dry cell alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D) are not hazardous
waste items. These can be simply disposed of by placing in your normal
Guidelines for Dropping off Hazardous Waste Items:
Be at least 18 years of age or older, a resident of Mower County, and must
be able to provide a valid driver's license or other valid ID upon request.
Any Household Hazardous Waste that is dropped off or left unattended before
proper authorization is considered ILLEGAL DUMPING and will be prosecuted as
I Live Outside of Austin, Do they have collection in My area?
Yes. Mower County has been doing remote collections out in the county during
the summer months (two per summer). We have been rotating the sites the last
couple of years to try and target areas that are further away from our
central facility. Watch for newspaper ads, radio announcements, call the
office, or email us for further information. These remote collections
usually have been a one-day collection for approximately 3 hours.