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 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Residents can easily dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) FREE of charge, during any of the monthly HHW collection events, the Spring Saturday Collection, as well as during the Fall Saturday Collection.



HHW Collection Events
These events are 
held at the City’s Recycling Center, on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (see dates) and during the annual Spring Saturday Collection and Fall Saturday Collection.  To arrange for an alternate day or time please see Appointment Based Service


Residents will need to:

    ·  Show a valid driver’s license and recent City of Round Rock water bill or HHW Voucher

    ·  Limit materials to no more than 25 gallons

   ·  Seal containers if possible

   ·  Please label unmarked containers if contents are known

   ·  Remain in your vehicle and a member of our staff will assist you


TIPS for properly handling HHW 

    ·  Transport items in boxes to prevent spills in your vehicle.

   ·  Keep hazardous products in their original containers and never remove labels.

   ·  Never mix HHW.  Incompatible products might react, ignite, or explode.

   ·  Follow any instructions for use and disposal provided on product labels.


What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any leftover household product in which the ingredients contain any of these four potentially hazardous characteristics; ignitable, corrosive, toxic or reactive.  Common household products, such as those listed below, typically contain these hazardous ingredients, therefore they require special care when being disposed of. 

Acceptable ItemsUnacceptable Items


 Medical Waste 
 Herbicides  Sharps
 Fertilizers Radioactive Materials

 Bullets & Live Ammunition

 Pool Chemicals Explosives, Fireworks & Flares
 Paint (Latex Paint Tip) Tires
 Paint Thinner Gas Cylinders
 Polishes & Varnishes Contractor or Business Waste
 Stain Trash
 Lacquer 30 or 50 gallon drums of materials
 Aerosol Cans 
 Smoke Detectors 
 Automotive Products - Oil, Antifreeze, etc... 

Why is proper disposal important?
Improper disposal of HHW includes pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pose a potential hazard to your health as well as pollute the environment.  Check out the Stormwater page for more information on the adverse effects this pollution has on plants, fish, animals and people.

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2014 ScheduleChemicals and Pesticides
1st Wednesday of every Month
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Rain or Shine

  • NO collection is scheduled for January
  • February 5
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3

Spring Saturday Collection 
Rain or Shine
April 26, 2014
8 a.m. to noon

Fall Saturday Collection
Rain or Shine
October 25, 2014
8 a.m. to noon

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$10 Appointment Based Service
This service is available to residents needing to arrange an alternate drop-off time for HHW materials.  Call (512) 218-5559 or e-mail $10 Appointment to schedule an appointment with a trained chemist.  Please note this service cannot be scheduled for the weekend.  Appointments accepted Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the City's Environmental Lab.

  ·  Bring valid driver's license and recent City of Round Rock water bill or HHW Voucher 
  ·  Fees: Residents and HHW Voucher participants $10, all others the fee is $50. 
    Cash and checks accepted.  (No Credit Cards)
  ·  Bring materials to the Environmental Services Lab (click here for map)

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Drop-off Recycling Center
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

310 Deepwood Drive (Map)
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 218-5559
Email: [email protected]

For more information on the City's Recycling Center or for a complete list of items accepted daily, click Drop-off Recycling Center.

Automotive products such as; motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters and car batteries are accepted from residents daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on City Holidays.

Tires - call the following companies for tire disposal information:

  • Wal-Mart Automotive Center - (512) 310-9024
  • Discount Tire - (512) 341-8593
  • NTB National Tire and Battery - (512) 238-9523

You may also dispose of LATEX PAINT by following these steps:

  1. Open the can to let the paint dry.  Adding cat litter speeds up the process.
  2. Once the paint is completely dry, you may dispose of it and the can with your regular household trash.

1.  Determine the total square feet of each area to be painted:
     A.  For each wall, multiply the height by the width:
          Height ___ft. x width ___ft. = ____sq. ft.
     B.  For each ceiling, multiply the length by the width:
          Length ___ft. x width ___ft. = ____sq. ft.
2.  Add up the total sq. ft. for all walls and ceilings to be painted:
     A + B = ____ total sq. ft.
3.  To determine the number of gallons of paint needed for one coat,
     divide the total sq. ft. by 400:
     Total sq. ft. ____  / 400 = ____ gallons of paint

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HHW Voucher Program
The Voucher Program is for out-of-city residents located in the Fern Bluff or Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District (MUD).  These residents can participate in the City's HHW Collection Events upon presentation of a valid voucher.  If you are a resident of either of these two MUD's, select the appropriate link below for information on how to obtain a voucher.

Brushy Creek MUD                                   Fern Bluff MUD


Drop-off Recycling Center
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

310 Deepwood Drive (Map)
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 218-5559
Email: [email protected]

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