Easily and safely dispose of leftover paint, pesticides, and other household chemicals during a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event. Many common household products contain hazardous chemicals that are ignitable, corrosive, toxic, or reactive. These chemicals can have adverse effects on people, animals, plants, and fish; therefore, they require special care when being disposed of and should never be poured down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or put out with the trash.
|Events are held at the City’s Recycling Center, located at 310 Deepwood Drive.|
1st Wednesday Monthly
**CANCELED for April** (see full schedule)
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Annual Spring Saturday Event
POSTPONED – date to be determined
8 a.m. to noon
Annual Fall Saturday Event
Saturday, October 17, 2020
8 a.m. to noon
To arrange an alternate day or time, please see Appointment Based Service.
- Valid driver’s license
- Residents: Recent City of Round Rock water bill
- Voucher Participants: Valid HHW Voucher
- Non-residents: $40 per car, cash or check payments accepted
- Seal containers and group together in boxes (please no bags).
- Items should be easily accessible for staff.
- Do not mix HHW. 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.
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.
- 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
1st Wednesday of every month (rain or shine)
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- April 1 – CANCELED
- Spring Saturday Event – POSTPONED – date to be determined
- May 6
- June 3
- July 1
- August 5
- September 2
- October 7
- November 4
- December 2
This service is available to residents and non-residents who cannot come to one of the regularly scheduled collections 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)
- Voucher Participants: Bring a valid 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
Motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters, car batteries, and other automotive products are accepted from residents daily at the Recycling Center during normal operating hours.
- Public Works Building – 2008 Enterprise Drive
- Fire Station #6 – 2919 Joe DiMaggio Boulevard
- Recycling Center – 310 Deepwood Drive (open daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on City holidays)
We can accept five gallons or less at the Recycling Center. The gasoline must be in an approved gas container (not in a milk or other plastic jug) and must be handed directly to the attendant on site. Include your name and phone number on the container so it can be returned to you.
- Wal-Mart Automotive Center: 512-310-9024
- Discount Tire: 512-341-8593
- NTB National Tire and Battery: 512-238-9523
Out-of-city residents located in the City of Georgetown, Fern Bluff MUD, or Brushy Creek MUD can participate in City of Round Rock 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 and Waste Management host HHW collection events twice a year for residents of Williamson County. See Williamson County HHW for more details.
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 gal of paint needed for one coat (divide total sq ft by 400):
|300 sq ft / 400 = .75 gallons|