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 Brush Recycling

Brush Recycling Center | Residential Brush Pick Up | Storm Cleanup | Free Mulch

Curbside Brush Recycling Pick Up Request Form

Brush Recycling Center
TreesThe Urban Forestry Division has recycled brush at the Brush Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive, since October 2000. The Center is across the street from the Micki Krebsbach Swimming Pool and the Round Rock High School Practice Fields.

Hours of operation:
Closed Sunday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Brush Recycling Center 512-310-7031

Accepted: tree trimmings, branches, limbs, and other parts of shrubs and trees.

Not accepted:
leaves (bagged leaves and grass clippings are accepted at the front Recycling Center), grass, landscape waste (palm trees, cacti, compost), tree stumps, treated wood such as telephone poles, railroad ties, lumber, demolition debris, rock, concrete, hazardous waste, and household garbage.

Fee Information:
(Residents must live inside Round Rock City limits and must prove residency by showing a current City of Round Rock water bill and valid drivers license to qualify for free drop off. Service provided inside City limits to City taxpayers only). A cubic yard of brush is measured by multiplying height X width X length divided by 27. Height, width, and length are measured in feet (12 inches).

Load Size



Small Load (less than 2 cubic yards of brush

 No Charge

$15 per load 

Medium Load (between 2 and 4 cubic yards of brush)

$20 per load

$20 per load 

Large Load (more than 4 cubic yards of brush

 $40 per load

$40 per load 

Note: a cubic yard is measured by (height x width x length)/27.
Height, width and length are measured in feet.   

Residential Curbside Pick Up
Holiday Schedule

Monday, December 23,2013 4 p.m. is the deadline for brush requests the week of Christmas. Pick up on Christmas week will be Thursday, December 26, 2013.

New Year's week, the deadline for getting brush requests to us will be Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 4 p.m. Pick up will be Thursday, January 2, 2014.

This service is provided to all Round Rock residents with current water utility service. Residential curbside brush pick-up is done by Round Rock Refuse.  Brush pick-up is on Wednesdays.  Requests must be made by 4 p.m. on Tuesday for same week brush pick-up. While Round Rock Refuse does the pick-up, the fee will appear on the City of Round Rock water utility bill.

The service charge is $25 for the first five minutes and $1 for each additional minute. The charge for this service is based on the length of time it takes to pick and grind the material. Charges will be billed to your monthly City utility bill. We’re sorry, but we do not provide cost estimates.  The charges will be added to your monthly water bill.

Pick-up Requirements: 
The brush must be piled along the curb, preferably no longer than 10 feet in length, and not bundled.

Dates: Brush pick-up is on Wednesdays. Requests must be made by 4:00 pm Tuesday for same week brush pick-up.

Service Requests: All requests should be made by calling the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department at 218-5540. or through the online form.

Storms in Central Texas are not always just rain and thunder.  To avoid heavy storm damage to your trees and property here are some tips below  

Storm Damage Safety Tips

1. Large trees should not be placed under utility wires or too close to buildings or other structures.
2. Make sure the tree has plenty of room to grow roots to hold it into the soil.  Otherwise, it can be very easy for a tree to fall over.
3. Make sure to plant healthy, quality trees.  This keeps down on the pruning necessary to keep the tree looking great, and will help the tree stay healthy after being planted. 
4. Trees should be pruned to develop strong form.  Young trees should be pruned regularly and routinely every three to five years after planting.
5. Keep up with pruning dead or weakened limbs. Trees that are dead and located on private property should be removed by a private arborist.
6. Refrain from "Tree Topping"; this is an unnecessary and dangerous practice.  Not only is it easy to hurt or kill your tree, but also when braches do grow back they are not anchored well and can easily break off. 

City Ordinance Regarding Storm Cleanup
Round Rock Code of Ordinances  Chapter 6- Health and Sanitation 
Article 6.611 Disposal of bulky, heavy materials 
No (4) Brush Collection by City

Upon request of the owner or occupant of a tract of land the city will remove tree trimmings and/or brush debris resulting from storm damage or created by such owner or occupant of a residence or business.  The tree trimmings and/or brush debris must be placed in or adjacent to the street right-of-way.  For such service, the owner or occupant will be charged a minimum of twenty five dollars ($25.00).  In the event the on site crew time exceeds five (5) minutes, and a dollar for each additional minute. 

Ordinance No. 2567 of February 27, 1992
Only in catastrophic storms can brush be picked up without fee. This method is very limited and based only on the emergency decision by the City Manager through a formal statement of a storm-related emergency. All the rules for curbside recycling defined above will be enforced. If there is no formal statement from the City Manager, normal rules and processes apply.

It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear, remove, and dispose of any storm generated brush from his property. 

Free Mulch
There is a reward for recycling your brush-- free mulch!  (Residents must live inside Round Rock City limits and must prove residency by showing a current City of Round Rock water bill and valid drivers license to qualify for free mulch. Service provided inside City limits to City taxpayers only). Residents may take small pickup truck loads of mulch during the Center's hours of operation. No commercial vehicles, dump trucks or large trailers qualify for free residential mulch. Large amounts of mulch are also used in city parks for trees and landscape mulching. For details on how to apply mulch, visit our
Tree Planting Page.

Hours of operation:
Closed -Sunday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday- Saturday

For more information, contact Forestry Manager Emsud Horozovic at 512-218-5540.

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