Circular Economy Program - Austin Resource Recovery, City of Austin

About Us

The City of Austin Circular Economy Program (previously known as the Recycling Economic Development Program) is a partnership between Austin Resource Recovery and the Economic Development Department. The program, established in 2013, works to attract, retain and grow local businesses and non-profits interested in practicing sustainable or 'circular economy' principles within their organizations. The City of Austin Circular Economy Program provides resources and networking opportunities to interested businesses, non-profits and entrepreneurs in an effort to turn Central Texas into the most vibrant circular economy in the United States.

In order to make a circular economy work, local industries and businesses are encouraged to participate in sustainability practices such as creating materials that can be easily taken apart, recycled or composted, so that they can continue to be used in the economic ecosystem and are kept out of the landfill.


Austin's Reverse Pitch Competition is an annual competition aim at reducing waste within the business community; hosted by the City of Austin's Circular Economy Program.
Austin's Circular Economy Program hosts bi-monthly meetings for local businesses and entrepreneurs to connect and learn more about circularity. Register for our next one!
Fix-It at Home! is an online repair series hosted by the City of Austin; experienced instructors teach Austinites how to repair everyday items and keep these valuable things out of the landfill.
MoveOutATX is an annual event put on by the Circular Economy Program in an effort to assist students living in off-campus housing donate unwanted furniture, clothing, and more during the annual summer move-out season.

Rep/Contact Info

Bailey Grimmett
Public Information Specialist
  • Phone: (512) 974-1898
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Natalie Betts
Program Manager
  • Phone: (512) 974-9235
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Max Mccready
  • Phone: (512) 974-6028
Madelyn Morgan
Conservation Program Coordinator
  • Phone: (512) 974-7964
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Skyra Rideaux
Economic Development Services Coordinator
  • Phone: (512) 974-4334