City Council approves increase in residential trash fees 

The Round Rock City Council gave final approval Thursday, Oct. 26, to a 5% increase in the monthly fee charged to customers for trash and recycling services. 

Residential customer fees will increase from $22.14 to $23.08 per month on future bills for weekly trash and bi-weekly recycling pickup as a result of the increase.  

The fee change is needed to cover inflated costs incurred by Central Texas Refuse, the City’s service provider, based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index Rate for all Urban Customers, Garbage and Trash Collection. The total rate includes a $3.10 fee for administrative services provided by the City, which covers the following benefits for customers: 

  • Weekly garbage collection and single-stream curbside recycling every other week. 
  • Up to seven additional items curbside for regular pickup (including bundled brush and bagged leaves). 
  • Services at the City Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive, which is the City’s drop-off location for many recyclables, including several that cannot be recycled curbside. The center also hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection events and provides free mulch, paint and other items collected through these events.
  • Shred for a Paws Cause event in the spring for secure document shredding. 
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection on the first Wednesday of every month from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (except holidays). 
  • Spring Clean Up, which consists of scheduled days for curbside pickup of furniture and bulk items in April. 

The changes also include a 5% increase to all Downtown Commercial District and Commercial Services Rates. 

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