Household Hazardous Waste Voucher Program
Household Hazardous Waste Options
The City has initiated a program 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. More information about the Round Rock HHW program can be found at: 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 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. Examples include:
- Aerosol spray cans
- 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)
The City of Round Rock household hazardous waste collection site does not accept vehicle tires, mattresses, appliances, explosives, medical waste, or radioactive materials.
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.
- Qualified in-city residents receive 100% disposal cost coverage
- No commercial or home-based business HHW material is allowed for disposal
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.