AUSTIN – The first discussions between Stakeholders and Austin Resource Recovery on how to get the city of Austin to zero waste status by 2017 took place at City Hall Thursday evening.
The city’s Zero Waste Advisory Commission hosted the first of several meetings scheduled between now and next year.
In April the Austin City Council agreed to change the way the entire city recycles and composts.
Starting in 2016 every business in Austin will see changes to the way they recycle.
The following year, every establishment in the city with a food permit will be required to recycle and compost all of its discarded food.
There are questions as to how it will all work; what will the rules be?, how will they be enforced?, will there be extra costs and how much of it will be passed on to the consumer?
The next meeting for stakeholders and representatives with Austin Resource Recovery is scheduled for June 24.
A final report is expected to be turned over to the council in July of 2014.