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URO: Organics Training Session (Food Permitted Businesses)

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Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 S Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78704

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Training for Businesses with Food Permits

Austin Resource Recovery invites food permitted businesses and their employees to learn about organics diversion requirements in Austin. Topics will include implementing diversion programs to reduce wasted food and complying with the Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO).

Austin Resource Recovery staff will give a presentation about the organics diversion requirements of the URO, options for businesses to reduce organic waste, and instruction on how to complete the online report due February 1. We will also have an opportunity for Q & A..

About the URO Organics Diversion Requirements

As of Oct. 1, 2017, Austin’s URO requires food permitted businesses larger than 5,000 square feet to establish programs to divert organic material (e.g. wasted food, yard trimmings) from landfills, also known as Organics Diversion. The intent of the ordinance is to significantly reduce the amount of organic material sent to the landfill. Minimum requirements include:

1. Divert Food Scraps and Organic Material – generated onsite on a weekly basis by reducing or diverting materials from landfills

2. Post Informational Signage – in English and Spanish (or other needed languages)

3. Educate Employees – on organics diversion program annually

4. Provide Convenient Access for Collection – within 25 feet of trash containers

5. Report Annually – submit an online Organics Diversion Plan on or before February 1 each year

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