When the city polled people online for a name to replace “Solid Waste Services Department”, Austinites came up with some whimsical suggestions: The Ministry of Filth, the Department of Neat and Clean, and Keep Austin Wasted.
The suggestion with the most votes honored the lead singer of metal rap band Limp Bizkit: the Fred Durst Society of the Humanities and Arts.
Did you really think the city would choose one of those names? Of course you didn’t. Instead it went with this one: Austin Resource Recovery.
“The path we’re taking is quite unique. I don’t see it anywhere in the country,” Austin Resource Recovery director Bob Geddert said. “We’re taking the Austin way of doing things and keeping Austin weird.”