Recycling cans popping up in Downtown Austin

Recycling bins added downtown (Frank Martinez/KXAN)
Recycling bins added downtown (Frank Martinez/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new effort Tuesday morning is under way to keep Austin streets clean and help the environment at the same time.


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The city of Austin is adding recycling cans to the part of Downtown Austin where Colorado Street meets Fourth and Fifth streets.

This is just the first phase of a pilot program to bring recycling to the Downtown Austin. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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