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Georgetown Recycle & Solid Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Details
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Georgetown’s old Show Barn at 425 East Morrow (see attached map)

Thank you for your interest in disposing of household hazardous waste. Please check back for future updates. City staff are busy planning HHW events for 2021.

 

Important Information

1. Residents must call or email Customer  Care at customercare@georgetown.org or call: (512) 930-3640 to register for this event which is limited to 300 cars. Residents must have City garbage service to qualify.

2. While we are calling this a voucher program, the vouchers are for internal use only. Residents do NOT need to bring a voucher with them to the event. Customer Care will let HHW staff know who has registered and qualified for this event. If your name is not on the list provided to HHW staff, you will not be allowed to participate.

3. Residents must show an ID matching the name or address of their active utility bill with a current and active Georgetown solid waste account .

4. Residents must stay in their cars at all times. For safety reasons the collection will be “no contact.” Staff must be able to unload items from the trunk or back seat of the vehicle.

5. All items must be in marked (preferred) original containers. The City cannot take unknown items or chemicals primarily because unknown chemicals must be handled separately from other material(s) and must be tested to determine what it is before final disposal.

6. No commercial disposal

7. No trailers

Acceptable Items
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 4’ florescent, curly, regular
Grease
Thermometers
Over-the-counter, home lawn and garden chemicals (no professional, concentrated chemicals that require a professional license to mix)
Aerosols
Household cleaners & 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 1 pound disposal propane bottles
Gasoline up to five gallons per vehicle

Non-Acceptable Items (will be turned away)
Unmarked containers or unknown chemicals
No construction, commercial or landscape waste
Medical or pharmaceutical
Oxygen tanks
Electronics
Tires
Explosives including ammunition and fireworks
Radioactive materials
Biological materials

Old Show Barn

Note: Williamson County is hosting their fall HHW collection on November 14, 2020. You can learn more about the County collection at: https://williamsoncountylandfill.wm.com/community/household-haz-waste-collection.jsp

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. Each year, the City of Georgetown collects approximately 75,000 pounds of household hazardous 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.

Please email your questions to hhw@georgetown.org or call Customer care at: 512-930-3640.

Funding for the HHW program is collected through a $0.12 added on the monthly residential solid waste bill. Therefore, participants MUST have a current active Georgetown solid waste account,  not just utilities.   Additionally, an ID with an address matching the  Georgetown account. All others will be turned away.

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