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Our Mission

Return an organic, 100% recycled product to the earth.


Michael Martin never dreamed of building a prominent landscaping materials brand, but in 1987, he purchased a small business in Austin, TX that would come to be known as Austin Wood Recycling.

Initially a tractor mowing company, they expanded their services offering land clearing to developers. It was quickly realized that hauling brush to landfills was expensive, inefficient, and environmentally unfriendly so the company invested in a few grinders. Rather than dump the green waste, they began recycling it into a variety of mulches.

The pile of mulch just kept growing though. As it became a problem, Martin decided to increase the company's grinding capacity and hone in on manufacturing and selling great mulches. Thus, the Texas Native brand of landscaping products was born and Austin Wood Recycling began supplying Central Texas area Lowe's and Home Depot stores with bagged mulches.

Today, the Texas Native brand offers 40+ mulch, compost, and soil products across 6 states and 350+ stores.

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