Bob McGivney with Balcones Resources was our guest, joining us with a brief history of Austin recycling. Bob started Wandering River Recycling, the first single-stream recycling pick up service for Austin businesses & events. In 2012, Wandering River merged with Balcones, which together process over 8,000 tons of recycling each month.
For over 20 years, Balcones Resources has worked to recover resources and divert them from the landfill, a function they continue to grow today. In 2011 Balcones was awarded the contract to process the majority of Austin’s curbside recycling. Now, just 3 years later, they are also the recycler of choice for Hutto, Leander, Marble Falls, Manor, Temple, and most private haulers in central Texas.
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