City to host household hazardous waste collection event Nov. 18
The City will host a household hazardous waste collection event from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the old show barn in San Gabriel Park, 425 E. Morrow St.
At the event, the City will collect household hazardous waste items from 300 Georgetown solid waste customers who have solid waste service through Texas Disposal Systems. Customers must contact Customer Care and have their name placed on a list to participate. Contact the City’s customer care at 512-930-3640 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request being placed on the list for the Nov. 18 event.
“Our last event didn’t go as smoothly as any of us wanted to, and we sincerely apologize to those who sat in long lines or were turned away and did not have the best experience,” Public Works Director Ray Miller said. “We missed the mark and learned a lot from that event. We are doing everything we can to ensure it’s better this time.”
Changes to the event include:
- Restricting the number of cars at the event to 300
- A new traffic pattern
- Two unloading areas instead of one
- Additional staff to assist the City’s vendor
Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, residents must remain in their vehicles during the no-contact collection. Staff will unload items from the back seat or trunk of the vehicle.
All items to be dropped off must be in its marked original containers. Commercial disposal and trailers are not allowed.
Acceptable items include:
- Batteries (household, hearing aids, cell phone, etc.)
- Automobile batteries
- Pool and spa chemicals
- Used oil/oil filters (up to five gallons per vehicle)
- Transmission fluid
- Light bulbs (including four-foot fluorescent, curly, regular)
- Over the counter, home lawn and garden chemicals
- Household cleaners and disinfectants marked caution, warning, or poison
- Art and hobby chemicals
- Paint (up to 10 gallons per vehicle)
- Clothing and household items for nonprofits Goodwill and Josco
- Over the counter one-pound disposal propane bottles
- Gasoline (up to five gallons per vehicle)
Unacceptable items include:
- Unmarked containers or unknown chemicals
- No construction, commercial, or landscape waste
- Professional, concentrated chemicals that require a professional license to mix
- Medications or pharmaceuticals
- Oxygen tanks
- Explosives (including ammunition and fireworks)
- Radioactive materials
- Biological materials
For more information about the City’s solid waste and recycling services, visit recycle.georgetown.org.
Williamson County is also hosting a household hazardous waste collection event open to all county residents from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, in Taylor. For more information, call 512-759-8881 option 4 or visit https://bit.ly/3648ZYX.