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Keep Texas Recycling

What does Keep Texas Recycling do?

Community Assistance

KTR provides technical assistance to communities or groups interested in recycling. It serves as their liaison between the public and private sector by negotiating contracts with haulers and end-market at competitive prices. The collection, transport, and sale of recyclables, especially for smaller communities and remote areas, was coordinated by KTR through their contractors.  KTR also helps community recycling programs to effectively increase the amount and quality of collected recycled materials as well as maximize the efforts of those already recycling. Quality control at the cooperative level can impact the processor or the mill's willingness to negotiate contracts. KTR charges no membership dues or fees; the only charge is a 10% administrative fee on all recyclable sales.


Learn more about Keep Texas Recycling 

On America Recycles Day in 2019, the boards of Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) and Cooperative Teamwork and Recycling Assistance (CTRA) announced that they will merge to create a new program of KTB called Keep Texas Recycling. CTRA dissolved, however their services to implement and expand recycling programs throughout the state continue through the Keep Texas Recycling program. The Keep Texas Recycling program will provide cooperative marketing of recyclable commodities and technical assistance to underserved Texas communities. 

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  • We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment at our events and meetings. We are actively monitoring the development and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, Keep Texas Recycling (KTR) has suspended travel. Pickups will continue as scheduled. If the situation changes, we will notify you of important updates via email, our website, and social media. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any comments or concerns.


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8850 Business Park Drive
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759
512-478-8813
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