Household hazardous waste vouchers available

The City initiated a new program this month for collection of household hazardous wastes such as antifreeze, fertilizer, motor oil, paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, or solvents.

Georgetown city residents may request to receive a voucher from the City of Georgetown to take household hazardous waste items to a facility in Round Rock. Email Georgetown Customer Care at hhw@georgetown.org to request information or a voucher.

The City of Round Rock offers household hazardous waste collection on the first Wednesday of each month from 3-6 p.m. at the recycling center, 310 Deepwood Drive. Visit Round Rock’s household hazardous waste site to learn about collection events and acceptable materials: roundrocktexas.gov/departments/utilities-and-environmental-services/solid-waste-recycling/household-hazardous-waste-disposal.

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste products should never be poured out on the ground, down the drain, or put out for collection with regular household garbage. Improper disposal can contaminate groundwater and drinking water and injure those who come into contact with the waste since they are ignitable, corrosive, toxic, or reactive.

Household hazardous waste products are often labeled with words such as caution, toxic, poison, corrosive, or danger. Examples include:

  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Art and hobby chemicals
  • Automotive products
  • Fluorescent lights (tubes or CFLs)
  • Household cleaners and disinfectants
  • Mercury (from thermometers, thermostats)
  • Motor oil or transmission fluid
  • Paints and stains, especially oil-based
  • Pesticides and poisons
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Thinners and solvents
  • Vehicle batteries (wet cell)

The City of Round Rock household hazardous waste collection site does not accept vehicle tires, mattresses, appliances, explosives, medical waste, or radioactive materials.

Find out more about the new household hazardous waste vouchers or solid waste and recycling programs at recycle.georgetown.org.

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