Household Hazardous Waste Disposal




Easily and safely dispose of leftover paint, pesticides, cleaners, and other household hazardous waste (HHW) at the City’s Recycling Center during a regularly scheduled HHW collection event.

Many common household products contain chemicals that could easily ignite or explode if not disposed of properly. These toxic chemicals can have adverse effects on people, animals, plants, and fish; therefore, they require special care when being disposed of.


First Wednesdays – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(rain or shine)

Alternate Arrangements

To arrange an alternate day or time, please see Appointment Based Service.

What to Bring

  • Valid driver’s license and
    • Residents:  Recent City of Round Rock water bill
    • Voucher Participants: Valid HHW Voucher
    • Non-residents:  $40 per car, cash or check payments accepted

Please follow these guidelines to help keep the wait time to a minimum.  

  • Limit materials to 25 gallons or less
  • Keep products in original containers if possible
  • Seal containers and label unmarked products
  • Do no place items in bags
  • Place containers in boxes to prevent spills in your vehicle 
  • Do not mix or consolidate products
  • Items should be easily accessible for staff
  • Remain in your vehicle and a member of our staff will assist you.

Acceptable Items

Up to 25 gallons combined of:

Unacceptable Items

We cannot accept the following:

  • More than 25 gallons
  • Bullets & ammunition
  • Commercial, business or industrial waste
  • Containers larger than 5 Gal.
  • Explosives, fireworks, flares
  • Gas cylinders
  • Medical waste
  • Radioactive materials
  • Sharps
  • Tires
  • Trash
  • 30 or 50 Gallon Drums of Materials

If you are unable to attend the HHW collection and want to arrange an alternate drop-off time, please use our HHW Appointment Form or call 512-218-5554 to schedule the appointment. 

  • Round Rock Residents:  Bring valid driver’s license, recent City water bill, and $20 fee cash or check (no credit/debit cards accepted)
  • Voucher Participants: Bring a valid HHW Voucher and $20 fee cash or check (no credit/debit cards accepted)
  • Non-residents:  Bring $60 fee cash or check (no credit/debit cards accepted)
  • Submit the HHW Appointment Form or call 512-218-5554 to schedule the appointment. 

Automotive Waste

Automotive products are accepted from residents daily at the Recycling Center during normal operating hours.

  • Antifreeze
  • Brake, transmission, power steering fluid
  • Car batteries
  • Gasoline *
  • Motor oil *
  • Oil filters


We can accept five (5) gallons or less at the Recycling Center. The gasoline/motor oil must be in an approved gas container (not in milk or other plastic jugs) and must be handed directly to the attendant on site. 


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

Voucher Program

Out-of-city residents located in Fern Bluff MUD or Brushy Creek MUD can participate with a valid voucher. See Brushy Creek MUD or Fern Bluff MUD to obtain a voucher.

Williamson County Residents

Williamson County and Waste Management host HHW collection events twice a year for residents of Williamson County. Details at Williamson County HHW.


Got Latex Paint

You may also dispose of LATEX PAINT by following these steps:
  1. Open the can to let the paint dry. 
  2. Once the paint is completely dry, you may dispose of it and the can, by placing it next to your garbage cart on your scheduled pick-up day. Please remove the lid from the paint can when placed out for collection.

How much paint do you need?

1. Determine the total square feet (sq ft) of each area:Example:
     For each wall, multiply the height by the width:10 ft. x 12 ft. = 120 sq ft (one wall)
     For each ceiling, multiply the length by the width:15 ft. x 12 ft. = 180 sq ft (one ceiling)
2. Add up the total sq ft for all walls and ceilings to be painted:120 sq ft + 180 sq ft = 300 total sq ft
3. Determine gallons needed for one coat (divide total sq ft by 400):300 sq ft / 400 = .75 gallons

Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed Sundays)
310 Deepwood Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78681
Phone: 512-218-5554

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