Brush Recycling Center to accept downed tree limbs

Feb. 17 update: The City of Round Rock’s Brush Recycling Center is currently closed due to icy weather. It will re-open when roads are safe to travel for residents to dispose of brush, limbs and trees brought down by this week’s icy conditions.

We ask residents who need to have tree limbs picked up to be patient as Round Rock Refuse will work to catch with up trash and recycle pickup that has been delayed since Monday, Feb. 15, due to hazardous road conditions.

Residents that live in the full purpose Round Rock city limits and pay city taxes (not simply Round Rock ISD taxes) may drop off up to 2 cubic yards of brush for free at the Brush Recycling Center310 Deepwood Drive. The center will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, due to the Presidents Day holiday, meaning its expected hours of operation this week will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 20.

Round Rock Refuse will also pick up limbs in the coming week. Property owners can bundle limbs that are less than 4 foot sections and less than 4 inches in diameter and place the bundles curbside on their normal trash pickup day. Residents need to stick to the “plus-7” rule on their trash day, with no more than seven bundles in addition to trash and recycling bins. Please do not place bundles curbside or on sidewalks until your pickup day as City crews are working to keep roadways and sidewalks clear and safe. There will be no additional charge for picking up tree limbs next week. 

Update: Due to the large amount of trees damaged, the City will develop and publicize plan for ongoing tree limb pickup in coming days. Earlier Friday, the City hoped to be able to schedule free pickup for residents with more than seven bundles by mid-week. In consultation with Round Rock Refuse and with a better understanding of the widespread extent of the issue, that plan is not feasible.

Downed trees on public streets and sidewalks

The City’s Transportation crews are prioritizing removing brush and limbs that have fallen into roadways, and will only remove debris in City right-of-way. Limbs that are blocking roads or sidewalks can be reported by calling 512-688-0398. Any fallen trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.
Any tree limbs that have fallen on electrical lines should be reported to Oncor at 1-888-313-4747.




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