At Break it Down we envision a world where resources are valued, not wasted.

No one works harder at composting and recycling than the crew at Break it Down. We operate 7 days a week to accommodate your waste diversion needs.

Break it Down sets the standard for excellence here in Austin

  • Our sealable compost bins are fresh and rinsed for every pick-up, eliminating odor and other nuisance issues.
  • We accept more materials for composting than any other hauler.
  • Our full-stream recycling program means we take recyclables others won’t.
  • We accept materials and access spaces that others cannot. We find solutions to your waste management problems.

Ready to reduce waste at your business, office, condominium and home? Our customizable full-stream program will get you there.


Contact us today to get started!

OFFICE COMPOSTING

Our valet-style green bin service ensures that your office’s environmental impact is lessened, without odor or fuss.


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BUSINESS COMPOSTING

We compost any food waste and can schedule as many pick-ups as your business needs – even on weekends!


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RESIDENTIAL COMPOSTING

Be it single or multi-family home, keep your family’s food waste out of the landfill!


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RECYCLING

Let Break it Down create a comprehensive, full-stream recycling service tailor-made to fit the needs of your business!


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Some of our clients who are breakin’ it down

Composting and recycling in action!

Break it Down was founded in 2009 by husband and wife duo Jeff Paine and Melanie MacFarlane.

What began as recognition that there were no composting services available for local businesses, has grown to include the most comprehensive recycling and composting service in town.

Meet the Break it Down Crew

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Jeff Paine
(Co-Owner)

September 3, 2015

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Cody Lovas

September 1, 2015

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John Glendenning

September 1, 2015

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Lindsey Bones Cook

September 1, 2015

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Justin Ford

September 1, 2015

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Melanie MacFarlane
(Co-owner)

September 1, 2015

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Rush Willey

September 11, 2015

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Matthew Knapek

May 19, 2016

1250
Compostable waste collected this year
520
Recyclables collected this year