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 rinsed between every pick-up, reducing 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 access spaces that others cannot; we find solutions to your waste management problems.
  • We operate 7 days a week to keep you from overflowing on busy weekends.

Ready to reduce waste at your restaurant, office, store, or school? 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 while keeping odors at a minimum.


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BUSINESS COMPOSTING

We compost any food waste, including meat and bones, and can schedule as many pick-ups as your restaurant, hotel, or school needs – even on weekends!


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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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FOOD RECOVERY

Coming soon!

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

Kenneth Washington

July 24, 2019

Ralph Bartholomew

July 24, 2019

Andrue Foster

July 24, 2019

George Christion

July 24, 2019

Jason Davis

July 24, 2019

Emily Mighton

July 24, 2019

Juan Guerrero

July 18, 2019

Jeremy Datoush

July 18, 2019

Jerry Quintanilla

September 9, 2018

Ixi Kirkilis

July 8, 2017

Joe Lustri

July 8, 2017

Tiffany Jaeggi

July 8, 2017

Join our team!

October 6, 2015

Jeff Paine
(Co-Owner)

September 3, 2015

Melanie MacFarlane
(Co-owner)

September 1, 2015

3450
Compostable waste collected this year
1715
Recyclables collected this year

Contact us for a quote!

sales@breakitdownaustin.com
512.497.3477