Round Rock Recycling Center accepting Christmas lights, trees

Christmas lights can now be recycled through Jan. 31 at the Round Rock Recycling Center and several City facilities during normal business hours.

Drop off unwanted or broken string lights to the following locations:

  • Round Rock Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive
    • Open Monday – Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed Sundays)
  • Round Rock Utility Billing, 221 E. Main Street, Ste. 101
    • Open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Round Rock Library, 216 E. Main Street
    • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday: 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Allen R. Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.
    • Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Utilities and Environmental Services, 3400 Sunrise Road
    • Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Do not place holiday lights in your curbside recycling bin — only take them to the locations above in order to recycle them.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Need to recycle your Christmas tree? Trees can be recycled at the Round Rock Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive — see holiday season schedule below. The trees will be shredded into mulch which is free to Round Rock residents for pickup at the recycling center. Be sure to remove all decorations, nails, wires, ornaments, tree stands, lights and tinsel before bringing in your tree.

Friday, Dec. 23 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday Dec. 26 – closed
Tuesday, Dec. 27 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 2 – closed

*Regular business hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The City of Round Rock will host Christmas tree recycling events on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center located at 310 Deepwood Drive

Curbside Recycling Tips

Here are some other helpful tips during the holidays: 

  • Break down cardboard boxes from online shopping to ensure you have enough room for all recyclables in your recycling bin. 
  • Recycling the wrong items can result in the entire contents of a recycling bin ending up in the landfill. Detach non-recyclable items from recyclable items, and do not place food-contaminated items, such as used paper plates or pizza boxes, in your recycling bin. 
  • Laminated wrapping paper, or paper that is decorated with foil or glitter, cannot be recycled. Save wrapping paper for future use when possible. Bows and ribbons are not recyclable, so be sure to remove them from wrapping paper that is recyclable before tossing it in your bin. 
  • Styrofoam, including packing peanuts, cannot be placed in your curbside recycling bin.




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