Recycling Center



  • Styrofoam recycling – If you can flake it, we can take it!  Styrofoam packaging found in furniture boxes, TV boxes, and single-use coolers, also known as Expanded Polystyrene, is now accepted at the Recycling Center. 
  • Glass is now accepted at the Recycling Center.
  • And we’ve consolidated the paper, plastics, glass, and aluminum products – so you don’t have to separate them! That’s right, we’ve simplified recycling!

The Recycling Center is the City’s drop-off location for many recyclables, including several that cannot be recycled curbside. The center also hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection events.


310 Deepwood Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
(West of Round Rock High School)

Hours of Operation  

Open Monday – Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed Sundays)
(Closed on City holidays)

Contact Information

Recycling Center:  512-218-5554

Accepted at the Recycling Center

Please make sure all the food is removed before recycling. 

  • Aluminum foil
  • Beverage cans and caps
  • Foil baking tins
  • Pet food cans
  • Scrap metal
  • Soup and vegetable cans
*Note: The Recycling Center does not pay for metals dropped off at the center.
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake, transmission, power steering fluid
  • Car batteries
  • Gasoline *
  • Motor oil *
  • Oil filters

*Note: We can accept up to five (5) gallons of gasoline in an approved gas container (not a milk or other plastic jug) and up to five (5) gallons of oil.

  • Beverage packaging
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Packaging (toys, electronics)
  • Food boxes (cereal, pasta)
  • Paper tubes (paper towel, toilet paper tubes)
  • Shipping, moving boxes
  • No pizza boxes
  • No wax-coated cartons
  • Mason jars (remove lid)
  • Pasta sauce jars (remove lid)
  • Soda and juice bottles
  • Wine, beer, liquor, and spirits bottles
  • Other clear, green, blue, or brown jars and bottles

  • No broken glass
  • No window glass
  • No light bulbs
  • No dining ware, ceramics, Pyrex, etc.
  • Brochures, flyers
  • Catalogs, magazines
  • Junk mail, letters, envelopes
  • Office paper, folders
  • Shredded paper (see Shred for a Paws Cause)
  • Paper bags
  • Newspaper
  • Telephone books
  • No laminated paper
  • No food contaminated items (i.e., paper plates)

“If you can flake it, we can take it”

  • Furniture packaging
  • TV packaging
  • Consumer packaging (toys, electronics)
  • Single-use coolers

  • No packing peanuts
  • No foam sheeting
  • No egg crate foam or acoustic foam
  • No foam board insulation
  • Beverage bottles (water, soda, juice)
  • Butter, cream cheese, yogurt tubs (remove foil liner)
  • Cooking oil bottles
  • Detergent, cleaning bottles
  • Milk jugs
  • Plastic lids
  • Styrofoam egg cartons 

Please rinse containers and remove lids.

  • No plastic bags (local grocers)
  • No plastic wrapping 
Batteries (non-rechargeable alkaline): 
– Visit battery manufacturers’ websites
Commercial Oil: 
– Search online for “commercial oil recycling”
Computers, TVs, and other Electronics:
– Junk Removal Services
Dirt and Backfill:
Freon Appliances:
– Junk Removal Services
– Habitat for Humanity
– Caring Place
– Goodwill
– Junk Removal Services
Lumber, Plywood:
– Habitat for Humanity
– Junk Removal Services
– At home FDA method
– Spring/Fall Drug Take-Back Day
Sharps and Syringes
Sprinkler (Irrigation) Controllers
Pallets (standard size only):
– Check with your local tire dealership

Disclaimer: Sites are listed for informational purposes only. City of Round Rock does not endorse any of these entities nor their services.

Free Re-Usable Products

Free cleaning products, fertilizers, paint and more!


Before you buy paint, fertilizer, cleaning products, or other common household chemicals, stop by the Re-USE Building at the Recycling Center.

Many products brought to the City’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events, can be reused safely and effectively. These products are made available to the public at no cost, and can be picked up at the Recycling Center during business hours. For liability purposes, a signed waiver will be required before any items can be removed from the site.

Recycling, reusing and reclaiming hazardous waste helps prevent environmental dangers and protect natural resources.

Items are FREE and may include:
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Cleaning products
  • Pool chemicals
  • Automotive fluids
  • Other common household chemicals

Please do NOT drop off materials. The City conducts monthly HHW Collection Events for residents to bring household chemicals for safe disposal.

Recycling Center (Re-USE Building)
Business Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed on City holidays)
310 Deepwood Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: 512-218-5554
Fax: 512-341-3359

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