Brush Recycling

Brush Pick-Up Request Form
Curbside Pick-Up Information | Storm Cleanup | Free Mulch

***The Brush Recycling Center will be closed July 24 & July 25 for facility repaving.***

The Urban Forestry Division accepts brush for recycling at the Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Accepted: tree trimmings, branches, limbs and other parts of shrubs. Trees and leaves must be free of trash and rocks and can be placed in the appropriate piles specified at the Recycling Center.

Not accepted: 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. Enter your address here to be sure you live within the City limits.

Note: a cubic yard is measured by (height x width x length)/27. Height, width and length are measured in feet. CASH or CHECK accepted ONLY.
Load SizeResidentsNon
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

Residential Curbside Pick Up Information

Residents can request that brush be picked up at their home. 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. The brush should be unobstructed (not too close to another tree, fence, mailbox, etc).

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.

Brush recycling hours of operation
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
310 Deepwood Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78681
For information, contact Forestry Manager Emsud Horozovic at 512-218-5540.