Are you doing your part to help win a beautification project for your park or library? All you have to do is recycle! Austin Recycles Games is a competition among the 10 city council districts to encourage recycling for the chance to win a community improvement project. The Games have only one more month to go, and competition is really on now that the locations of possible projects have been announced!

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Launched in November 2015, the Games offers an exciting way to help boost residential recycling rates, and as of January 2016, Austin residents recycled an average of 50.6 pounds per household, up almost 6 percent citywide.

–> What Can Our District Win? The winning districts will receive a beautification project for a library or public park and will be announced at a big Earth Day event on April 23, 2016. Districts can win in one of two categories:

  • Most overall recycling
  • Most improved

Here are the parks and libraries that were selected for the project in each district:

  • District 1 – Givens District Park, 3900 Deer Ln.
  • District 2 – Pleasant Hill Library, 211 E. William Cannon Dr.
  • District 3 – Holly Shores at Town Lake Metro Park, 2711 Canterbury St.
  • District 4 – Little Walnut Library, 835 W. Rundberg Ln.
  • District 5 – Manchaca Road Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd.
  • District 6 – Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.
  • District 7 – Yarborough Library, 2200 Hancock Dr.
  • District 8 – Circle C Ranch Metro Park, 6301 W. Slaughter Ln.
  • District 9 – Pease District Park, 1100 Kingsbury St.
  • District 10 – Split between Old Quarry Library, 7051 Village Center Dr. & Bull Creek District Park, 6701 Lakewood Dr.

–> How to participate: The goal is for every curbside customer to recycle at least 60 pounds every month. If you are filling your blue City of Austin recycling cart, you’re already competing. Take note that there’s only one month left! The Austin Recycles Games will continue through March 2016. Need a refresher on what can and can’t be recycled? Check out our 10 Do’s & Don’ts of Recycling in Austin.

–> Look who’s in the lead: District 10 is leading the competition right now, with District 9 leading the most improved category. But you still have time to get out there and rally your community to do their part.


–> Learn more: For more details about the Austin Recycles Games, district information and recycling tips, visit