Keeping chickens is a great way to help reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill. In keeping with the quirky and independent spirit of many of our Austin neighborhoods, backyard coops are becoming more and more common. Chickens recycle food scraps while provdiing you fresh eggs and creating healthy soil. ( Not to mention they can be pretty cute and fluffy! )
The classes are part of Austin Resource Recovery’s Home Composting Rebate Program, which provides Austinites with more ways to help reach Austin’s Zero Waste goal. To get started simply attend a class, purchase a chicken coop, submit the rebate application online and receive a $75 check.