The URO requires food permitted facilities to establish programs to divert organic material from the landfill.
Compost is typically used to infuse nutrients into your lawn and garden areas as a soil amendment prior to planting, or as a component in potting mixes. Compost will improve your soil and plants while helping your community be healthier and more sustainable. By using food waste derived compost, you’re helping reduce the amount of material sent to the landfills, which reduces greenhouse gases and saves natural resources.
- Reduce trash
- Grow healthy, vibrant plants
- Reduce chemical use
- Protect the groundwater
- Save money*
Did you know?
The TDS compost site is one of the largest conventional windrow and static pile composting operations in Texas and encompasses more than 30 acres.
Ready to start composting? Contact a TDS specialist at (800) 375-8375 today!
To purchase compost, visit one of our Garden-Ville locations.
* With a three-stream program (trash, recycle, compost), customer’s trash bills may decrease.
Universal Recycling Ordinance in Austin
What Can Be Composted?
From food waste and beer to lumber and shredded paper, we use a variety of material in our organic compost.
How is Compost Made?
The raw materials used to make compost are called feedstock and include a variety of different products.