Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

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

HHW Collection Events

These events are held at the City’s Recycling Center, on the 1st 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.

Residents will need to:

  • Show a valid driver’s license and recent City of Round Rock water bill or HHW Voucher (Brushy Creek MUD or Fern Bluff MUD only)
  • Limit materials to no more than 25 gallons
  • Seal containers if possible
  • Please label unmarked containers if contents are known
  • Remain in your vehicle and a member of our staff will assist you

Non-residents may participate; however, a $40 fee will be charged. Payments are accepted in cash or by 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 any 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, or in some cases 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.  Appointments are accepted Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the City’s Environmental Services Laboratory.

  • 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)
  • Bring materials to the Environmental Services Lab (Lab Map & Driving Instructions)

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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.

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 gallons 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 Fern Bluff or Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District (MUD) can participate in the City’s HHW Collection Events with a valid voucher. See Brushy Creek MUD or Fern Bluff MUD for information on how to obtain a voucher.

Williamson County Residents

Williamson County and Waste Management host twice-a-year household hazardous waste collections for residents of Williamson County.  Please visit the Williamson County Landfill website for dates and locations.

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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