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Household Hazardous Waste Vendor Discontinuing Service Dec. 31

The City’s current household hazardous waste program will be discontinued on Dec. 31. PA-jer, the company the City uses for this service, will cease collecting household hazardous waste at the end of this year. The City was alerted to this change in service on Dec. 13.

Customers are still able to use the current household hazardous waste vouchers until Dec. 31. The Williamson County Recycle Center will remain open to the general public on Thursday’s and Friday’s from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Saturday’s from 8 a.m. – noon throughout December.

The City is working on a new household hazardous waste program to replace the current one. During this interim period, customers can take their household hazardous waste to the City of Austin’s Reuse and Recycle Drop-Off Center. The Center is located at 2514 Business Center Dr., Austin, TX 78744. Their phone number is 512-974-4343.

The Hutto Recycling Center will accept paint and automobile oil from Williamson County residents. The facility is located at 600 Landfill Road, Hutto, Texas 78634. Their phone number is 512-759-8881.

Additionally, the City will host household hazardous waste collection events in 2019. The new household hazardous waste program details will be shared in January.

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste products should never be poured out on the ground, down the drain, or thrown out with regular household garbage. Improper disposal can contaminate groundwater and drinking water. It can also injure those who come into contact with the waste

Many common products used in the home and garden are considered household hazardous waste. These items should not be placed in residential trash collection carts or placed at the curb for pickup.

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 CFL’s)
  • 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)

Each year, the City of Georgetown collects 78,000 pounds of household hazardous waste.

To obtain a voucher customers must:

  • be an in-city limits resident of the City of Georgetown with an active utility account, or
  • be an outside city limits resident who has an active Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) service account and active utility account with the City of Georgetown

Jonah Water Special Utilities customers please contact the City of Georgetown Customer Care at (512) 930-3640 to obtain a voucher at our Georgetown Municipal Complex.

The voucher covers the expense of HHW material disposal.

  • UQualified in-city residents receive 100% disposal cost coverage
  • Qualified outside city limits residents receive 50% disposal cost coverage
  • No commercial or home-based business HHW material is allowed for disposal

Facility hours of operation THROUGH December 31, 2018 are:

  • Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

 

If you experience any issues obtaining a voucher online, please contact our Customer Care Department at (512)930-3640.

In-city residents, please remember that in order to obtain a voucher you must have an active utility account to participate in this program.

Outside city residents, please remember that in order to obtain a voucher you must have an active utility account with the City of Georgetown and active TDS service.