Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Residents can safely dispose of paint, pesticides, fertilizers and other household chemicals FREE of charge during any scheduled HHW collection event.

HHW Collection Events

Events are held at the City’s Recycling Center, on the first Wednesday of every month from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and during the annual Spring Saturday Collection. To arrange for an alternate day or time please see Appointment Based Service.

Guidelines

As event participation continues to rise, we ask that you please follow these guidelines to help keep wait time minimal.
  • Bring driver’s license and recent City of Round Rock water bill or HHW Voucher.
  • Seal containers and group together in boxes (please no bags)
  • Items should be easily accessible to staff so participants can remain in vehicle.
  • Do not mix or consolidate products. 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.

Non-residents may participate for a fee of $40. Payments accepted in cash or check, no credit/debit cards.

TIPS for properly handling HHW 

  • Transport items in boxes to prevent spills in your vehicle.
  • Keep hazardous products in their original containers and never remove labels.
  • Never mix HHW. Incompatible products might react, ignite, or explode.
  • Follow instructions for use and disposal provided on product labels.

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What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any leftover household product in which the ingredients contain any of these four potentially hazardous characteristics; ignitable, corrosive, toxic or reactive. Common household products, such as those listed below, typically contain these hazardous ingredients, therefore they require special care when being disposed of.

Wastewater_Checkmark Acceptable Items

Wastewater_DoNotDoSign 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

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Why is proper disposal important?

Improper disposal of HHW includes pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, and putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pose a potential hazard to your health as well as pollute the environment. Check out the Stormwater page for more information on the adverse effects this pollution has on plants, fish, animals and people.

 

2019 Schedule

1st Wednesday of every month (rain or shine)
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • January 2
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 3
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

Spring Saturday Collection

Rain or Shine

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Separate $20/$60 Appointment Based Service:  This service is available to residents and non-residents who cannot come to one of the regularly scheduled collections listed above and need to arrange an alternate drop-off time for HHW materials. Please note that this service cannot be scheduled for the weekend. Please call the City’s Solid Waste Management Coordinator at (512) 218-5554 to schedule the appointment.

  • Round Rock Residents:  Bring valid driver’s license and recent City of Round Rock water bill and $20 fee cash or check (no credit/debit cards accepted)
  • Brushy Creek MUD and Fern Bluff MUD Residents:  Bring MUD-issued 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

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Automotive products such as; motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters and car batteries are accepted from residents daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on City Holidays.

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

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GOT LATEX PAINT?  You may also dispose of LATEX PAINT by following these steps:

  1. Open the can to let the paint dry. Adding cat litter speeds up the process.
  2. Once the paint is completely dry, you may dispose of it and the can with your regular household trash.

HOW MUCH PAINT DO YOU NEED?
1. Determine the total square feet (sq ft) of each area to be painted: 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 gal of paint needed for one coat (divide total sq ft by 400):

300 sq ft / 400 = .75 gallons

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HHW Voucher Program

Out-of-city residents located in the City of Georgetown, Fern Bluff MUD, or Brushy Creek MUD can participate in the HHW Collection Events with a valid voucher. See City of Georgetown, Brushy Creek MUD or Fern Bluff MUD for information on how to obtain a voucher.

Williamson County Residents

Williamson County and Waste Management host HHW collection events twice a year for residents of Williamson County. See Williamson County HHW for more details.

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Recycling Center
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
310 Deepwood Drive
Round Rock, Texas 78681
Phone: 512-218-5559 | Fax: 512-341-3359
Email:  kkuenstler@roundrocktexas.gov