Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

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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.

HHW Collection Events

Events are held at the City’s Recycling Center.

Monthly

First Wednesday’s
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(rain or shine)

Spring Saturday Collection

April 17, 2021

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

Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines to help keep the wait time to a minimum.  
  • Seal containers and place in boxes to prevent spills in your vehicle (please no bags).
  • Items should be easily accessible for staff.
  • Do not mix HHW. Incompatible products might react, ignite, or explode.
  • If possible, keep products in original containers with labels intact.
  • Please label unmarked containers if contents are known.
  • Limit materials to no more than 25 gallons.
  • Remain in your vehicle and a member of our staff will assist you.

Acceptable Items

Unacceptable Items

  • Bullets & Live Ammunition
  • Contractor or Business Waste
  • Explosives, Fireworks & Flares
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Medical Waste
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Sharps
  • Tires
  • Trash
  • 30 or 50 Gallon Drums of Materials

Appointment Based Service

This service is available to anyone who is unable to attend a regularly scheduled collection and needs to arrange an alternate drop-off time for HHW materials. Please note that this service cannot be scheduled for the weekend. Please contact the City’s Solid Waste Management Coordinator, Jennifer Trogdon at 512-218-5554 or via email 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)
  • Call 512-218-5554 to schedule an 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

Gasoline:

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

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

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.
310 Deepwood Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78681
Phone: 512-218-5554
Email:  recycling@roundrocktexas.gov

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