Duke's Austin Recycling Center is OPEN at 6726 Burnet Rd

Published May 14, 2020

Recycling, reusing, and avoiding single-use bags. If you’re anything like us, it feels like you have far too many plastic shopping bags around the house. These single-use bags pile up quickly. The bags are also one of the most frequent and recognizable types of litter. It’s hardly unusual to see them blowing around parking lots,

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Published May 13, 2020

Mulch is a must for healthy gardens and plants. The primary benefit of mulch is the way it retains moisture, which multiplies the effects of watering and rainfall. Mulches help prevent weeds, protect your plants from winter and weed eaters, and erosion. Natural mulches even break down over time, contributing to the health of your

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Published May 7, 2020

Save time and money with rechargeable batteries According to one EPA study, Americans purchase around 3 billion dry-cell batteries every year. These batteries power everything from toys to remote controls, computer mice to electric toothbrushes. The average American discards up about 8 of these single-use batteries every year. All of this adds up to an

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Published April 30, 2020

We’re all thinking about it. If we’d only known that we would be spending so much time at home, we would have cleaned things up a bit more. But it’s not too late to make your quarantine more pleasant. Give yourself more space, experience more comfort, and enjoy a home that looks how you want.

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Published April 16, 2020

Want to revitalize your garden and lawn without spraying chemicals? Composting saves you money on fertilizer and expensive soil, all while reducing the amount of waste you send to the landfill. Composting is truly a win-win! Composting turns waste into something healthy. The process creates organic matter that is super fuel for plants, chock full

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Published April 9, 2020

Declutter that Closet! When we start to declutter, there’s an elephant in the room — or at least in the closet. Closets are usually the first to fall to the mess monster. They’re out of sight, out of mind, at least until you need to find your best shirt for that job interview or that

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Published April 3, 2020

Hometown Recycling and Duke’s Junk Recycling Receive Platinum Award The City of Austin certified Duke’s Junk Recycling and Hometown Recycling as Austin Green Business Leaders. The Austin Green Business Leaders program recognizes Austin businesses who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to environmental sustainability. Companies can achieve the silver, gold, or platinum award. Duke’s and Hometown are

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Published March 31, 2020

Small Kitchen Recycling Ideas We all love recycling, but sometimes the ecologically responsible choice takes up a lot of room! Recycling solutions for small kitchens and living spaces can be tricky. Every square foot counts, and of course you want to keep your home tidy. Before you start wishing they’d collect recycling every day, here

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Published March 12, 2020

Everyone loves to receive a thoughtful letter, but junk mail is a totally different beast. According to the EPA, over half of unsolicited mail goes straight to the dump. It takes over 100 million trees to print all those unwanted mailings, and the average American spends 8 months of their lives opening and sorting junk

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