Neighborhood Cleanup Guidelines

The City of Round Rock conducts several types of neighborhood cleanups.  No matter what type of cleanup is conducted the guidelines are the same.

Please do not block the sidewalk when placing items out. Items may be placed in the street. Do not park in front of a pile on pickup day. If you encounter any pickup issues, please contact Round Rock Refuse at 512-255-4980.

  • All items must be out by 8am the day of the pickup, you can begin placing items as early as one week before the cleanup but items placed after 8am will not be picked up and will be the resident’s responsibility.

Citywide Cleanups

This year the City’s bulk item collection was in April.  Stay tuned for next years event.

Directed Neighborhood Cleanups

The City conducts directed neighborhood cleanups where one or two specific neighborhoods are involved. Trash and/or brush will be picked up from those neighborhoods only on the specified date.

There isn’t a directed cleanup scheduled at this time.

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What can and cannot be placed out during a cleanup


Items that can be discarded include:

  • Non-Freon appliances (washer, dryer, stove etc.)   Please provide 2 feet of side clearance for appliances.
  • Carpeting
  • Furniture
  • Scrap metal (must be less than 4’ long)
  • Treated wood (fence materials)
  • Mattresses
  • Tree limbs *Please note special instructions below*
          – Limbs must not exceed 8” in diameter
          – Limbs must not exceed 15’ in length
          – No palm tree or cacti limbs will be accepted
          – Bamboo must be bundled

Items that cannot be discarded include:

  • Freon appliances (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioner units)
  • Televisions and computers (contact local appliance recyclers)
  • Automotive products/fluids (accepted at Recycling Center)
  • Paint (accepted at Recycling Center)
  • Hazardous chemicals (accepted at Recycling Center)
  • Demolition/construction debris or metal fencing
  • Tires
  • Batteries, ammunition or explosives
  • Concrete or rocks
  • Railroad tie lumber
  • Pianos, hot tubs, motorcycles or items larger than a normal size appliance

Visit the Recycle Center web page to learn more about what you can take to the facility.

All of the bulk trash that is picked up goes to the Williamson County landfill. Therefore items like Freon appliances, televisions, tires, and hazardous chemicals like paint and oil can’t be picked up. Contact the City at neighborhoods@roundrocktexas.gov if you have any questions.


Options for items that cannot be put out at the curb during cleanup events

Garbage, lumber, rocks and landscape material, mattresses, old furniture may be taken to the Williamson County Landfill located in Hutto.

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

Guidelines for placing brush out for pickup

When discarding brush and other items please make two separate piles. One for brush and one for everything else. Brush is recycled at a different facility and turned into mulch. No trash or treated wood (fence materials, lumber, trash bags or loose trash) can be in the brush pile. 

Brush piles must have 5 feet of clearance on all sides and free from obstructions 15 feet tall (power lines and trees).  Do not place brush piles within 5 feet of mail boxes, poles, trees, parked cars, or the bulk trash pile. The brush pile may not exceed 15 feet in length. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in the resident being responsible for the removal.

Brush piles with bulk trash mixed in will be skipped and will be the resident’s responsibility to remove.

Instructional Video – Make sure your piles are placed properly