City of Round Rock provides resources for tree limb disposal
In an effort to assist in-city residents with disposal of fallen tree limbs on private property, the City of Round Rock will open an additional temporary brush recycling location and will allow residents to request free brush pickup over the coming weeks.
“Our community has handled multiple events in the past few years that required extensive cleanup efforts, and the key ingredient to success in each one has been patience,” said Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan. “The City of Round Rock is working diligently to provide the resources needed to clear out the massive amount of debris caused by this storm.”
Any fallen trees on private property are the responsibility of the property owner to take care of.
The services below are free and only available for in-city residents. If you are unsure whether you live in the City limits, you can use the tool below.
Brush drop-off locations
Residents can drop off brush for free from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday at the following locations:
- Brush Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive
- East Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, 3939 E. Palm Valley Blvd. (Open starting Friday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m.)
Anyone using this service must prove residency by showing a current City of Round Rock water bill and valid drivers license. Absolutely no contract drop-off is allowed.
Regular trash pickup for smaller, bundled limbs
For smaller limbs, as part of the City’s contract with Central Texas Refuse, residents can place up to 7 additional items free of charge next to their garbage container along the curb on their trash pickup day. Brush must be bundled, and each bundle must be less than 40 pounds and no larger than 4 ft. x 4 ft. x 4 ft. Please note that Central Texas Refuse is running on a delayed schedule due to the ice storm.
Curbside pickup request for larger limbs (under 10 feet in length)
For larger limbs, residents can schedule a free curbside pickup through the City’s Online Service Request form or by calling 512-218-5540. Brush must be piled on the curb, with limbs no longer than 10 feet and not bundled. Do not place the brush in the public right-of-way — it is acceptable for the limbs to block sidewalks at this time. The fee for this service is expected to be waived at least through the end of February. Residents can use the form below to request this service.
Brush piles must have 5 feet of clearance on all sides and free from obstructions 15 feet tall (power lines and trees). Do not place brush piles within 5 feet of mail boxes, poles, trees, parked cars or the bulk trash pile. The brush pile may not exceed 15 feet in length. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in the resident being responsible for the removal.
Please note: Due to the amount of requests anticipated, curbside service may take up to several weeks after the request is made.
Important note about tree limbs in roadways
City of Round Rock Transportation crews continue to work to ensure that roadways are passable; however, they will only remove tree limbs that are blocking roadways and presenting a danger to motorists. These limbs are being placed out of the roadway for public safety reasons; residents are asked not to move them back into the roadway.
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