The City of Round Rock provides residents with an opportunity to properly and easily dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) by conducting monthly HHW collection events as well as a Spring Saturday Collection and a Fall Saturday Collection.
HHW Collection Events
Residents can dispose of their HHW FREE of charge at any one of the scheduled HHW Collection Events. The events are held at the City鈥檚 Recycling Center, on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and there are 2 Saturday HHW Collection Events each year, the Spring Saturday Collection and the Fall Saturday Collection (see dates). If you need to arrange for an alternate day or time please see Appointment Based Service.
Residents will need to:
路 Show a valid driver鈥檚 license and recent City of Round Rock water bill
路 Limit materials to no more than 25 gallons
路 Containers should be sealed if possible
路 Please label unmarked containers if contents are known
路 Remain in your vehicle and a member of our staff will assist you
TIPS for properly handling HHW
路 Transport items in boxes to prevent spills in your vehicle.
路 Keep hazardous products in their original containers and never remove labels.
路 Never mix HHW with other products. Incompatible products might react, ignite, or explode.
路 Follow any instructions for use and disposal provided on product labels.
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any leftover household product in which the ingredients contain at least one of these four potentially hazardous characteristics; ignitable, corrosive, toxic or reactive. Products, such as those listed below, are common household products that typically contain these hazardous ingredients, therefore they require special care when being disposed of.
|Acceptable Items||Unacceptable Items |
| Pesticides|| Medical Waste |
| Herbicides || Sharps|
| Fertilizers|| Radioactive Materials|
Bullets & Live Ammunition
| Pool Chemicals|| Explosives, Fireworks & Flares|
| Paint (Latex Paint Tip)|| Tires|
| Paint Thinner|| Gas Cylinders|
| Polishes & Varnishes|| Contractor or Business Waste|
| Stain|| Trash|
| Lacquer|| 30 or 50 gallon drums of materials|
| Aerosol Cans|| |
| Solvents|| |
| Turpentine|| |
| Adhesives|| |
| Mercury|| |
| Smoke Detectors|| |
| Automotive Products - Oil, Antifreeze, etc...|| |
Why is proper disposal important?
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.
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1st Wednesday of every Month
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Rain or Shine
NO collection is scheduled for January
Spring Saturday Collection - Rain or Shine
April 26, 2014
8 a.m. to noon
Fall Saturday Collection - Rain or Shine
October 25, 2014
8 a.m. to noon
$10 Appointment Based Service
The Appointment Based Service is offered, for a fee of $10, to City of Round Rock residents needing to arrange a drop-off time for HHW materials outside normal collection events. A trained chemist will assist you in scheduling an appropriate time, however please note this service cannot be scheduled for the weekend.
How to schedule an alternate day to dispose of HHW
HHW materials can only be dropped off at the Recycling Center during a scheduled event or with an appointment. Residents who leave unauthorized hazardous materials at the Recycling Center can be subjected to illegal dumping fines.
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Drop-off Recycling Center
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
310 Deepwood Drive (Map)
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 218-5559
For more information on the City's Recycling Center or for a complete list of items accepted daily, click Drop-off Recycling Center.
Automotive products such as; motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters and car batteries are accepted from residents daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on City Holidays.
Tires - call the following companies for tire disposal information:
- Wal-Mart Automotive Center - (512) 310-9024
- Discount Tire - (512) 341-8593
- NTB National Tire and Battery - (512) 238-9523
GOT LATEX PAINT?
You may also dispose of LATEX PAINT by following these steps:
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.
HOW MUCH PAINT DO YOU NEED?
1. Determine the total square feet of each area to be painted:
A. For each wall, multiply the height by the width:
Height ___ft. x width ___ft. = ____sq. ft.
B. For each ceiling, multiply the length by the width:
Length ___ft. x width ___ft. = ____sq. ft.
2. Add up the total sq. ft. for all walls and ceilings to be painted:
A + B = ____ total sq. ft.
3. To determine the number of gallons of paint needed for one coat,
divide the total sq. ft. by 400:
Total sq. ft. ____ / 400 = ____ gallons of paint
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