- What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?
- Why is proper disposal important?
- When are the HHW collection events?
- How do I properly handle HHW?
- Which HHW items are accepted/not accepted?
- What do I need to do/bring to the HHW collection event?
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. (see dates) and during the annual Spring Saturday Collection. To arrange for an alternate day or time please see Appointment Based Service.
- Show a valid driver’s license and recent City of Round Rock water bill or HHW Voucher issued by Brushy Creek MUD or Fern Bluff MUD
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Aerosol Cans
- Automotive Products – Oil, Antifreeze, etc.
- Paint (Latex Paint Tip)
- Paint Thinner
- Polishes & Varnishes
- Pool Chemicals
- Smoke Detectors
- Bullets & Live Ammunition
- Contractor or Business Waste
- Explosives, Fireworks & Flares
- Gas Cylinders
- Medical Waste
- Radioactive Materials
- 30 or 50 Gallon Drums of Materials
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.
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
Rain or Shine
Separate $10/$50 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. Call (512) 218-5559 or e-mail $10 Appointment to schedule an appointment with a trained chemist. Please note that this service cannot be scheduled for the weekend. Appointments are accepted Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the City’s Environmental Services Laboratory. Click here for a Map to the Lab.
- Round Rock Residents: Bring valid driver’s license and recent City of Round Rock water bill and $10 fee cash or check (no credit/debit cards accepted)
- Brushy Creek MUD and Fern Bluff MUD Residents: Bring MUD-issued HHW Voucher and $10 fee cash or check (no credit/debit cards accepted)
- Non-residents: Bring $50 fee cash or check (no credit/debit cards accepted)
- Bring materials to the Environmental Services Lab (Lab Map for HHW Appt)
- Wal-Mart Automotive Center – (512) 310-9024
- Discount Tire – (512) 341-8593
- NTB National Tire and Battery – (512) 238-9523
- Open the can to let the paint dry. Adding cat litter speeds up the process.
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|
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.
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