Every Thursday from June 1st to August 3rd we will be hosting Small, Minority and Women-owned, and LGBTQIA+ owned Food Trucks. 

Indicate your interest in participating in Austin ISD's Summer Food Truck Series by filling out form below.

Summer Food Truck Series Interest Form 2023


Past Featured Food Truck Partners >


How to make Food Truck Thursdays an earth-friendlier event:

  1. Bring reusable utensils, plates, cups, and napkins to lunch
  2. Sort your waste into compost, recycle, and landfill bins
  3. Clean your reusables for next time!

Add Zero Waste to your eco-team explorations by:

Live or online bilingual sorting training by request for campuses (AISD login only)

Request Training

Zero Waste Meetings & Events

What happens to our recyclables?

A Material Recovery Facility, or MRF, is where recyclables go after they leave the curbside bin. This video generalizes how a single stream MRF operates and how recyclables get sorted.

How long to decompose in a landfill?

Cardboard Box


2 weeks

Paper Napkins


2-4 weeks

Apple Core


2 months

Milk Carton


3 months

Plastic Utensils


10-100 years

Aluminum Can


100-200 years

Plastic Water Bottle


450 years



50 years to never

Data sourced from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, About.com, (Styrofoam), Science Learning, (Styrofoam), Green Planet Parties, (plastic utensil only).