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Recycling Center

The Hutto Recycling Center is located between Hutto and Georgetown, on the west side of Highway 1660 between Highway 79 and Highway 29, at the front entrance of the Williamson County Landfill. The Recycling Center accepts scrap metal, cardboard, newspapers, phonebooks, magazines, aluminum cans, computers, used oil, plastic, appliances with the Freon removed by a certified technician (or the Center will safely remove it for a $40 fee), latex paint, household batteries, and cell phones. Residents in the county may use the Recycling Center(s) at no charge.

The Recycling Center has kept over 680 tons of recyclable material from becoming part of the county’s landfill since opening in September 2005 and $40,370 has been deposited into the General Fund through August 2008 on the recycled materials. The number of visitors monthly has increased from a total of 65 in the first month of operation to a steady stream of 400-500 each month as of October 2009. 

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Citizens can pick up free mulch at the Hutto Recycling Center courtesy of Waste Management, the operator of the Williamson County Landfill. As an Alternative to burning brush, the landfill accepts brush and makes it into mulch for a fee of $6.25/cubic yard for clean brush.

Some recycling can also be done at the Williamson County Unified Road System yards at Taylor and Granger. See Hours of Operation information for a contact information and a detailed list of items accepted at those locations.

 
Accepted Items

Hutto
Accepted:

  • Used oil
  • Scrap Metal (Including Washed Tin cans)
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper, Phonebooks, Magazines
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Cell Phones for Crisis Center
  • Computers, Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, Cables
  • Plastic
  • Appliances (Must have Freon removed by certified technician or the Recycling Center will do so for $40 fee)
  • Latex Paint
  • Household batteries 

NOT Accepted:

  • Wax-coated or foil coated boxes such as ice cream cartons, frozen vegetable boxes and some pizza boxes.
  • Diapers
  • Styrofoam
  • Glass including Auto Glass
  • Chemicals and Pesticides
  • Televisions

Taylor
Accepted:

  • Used Oil
  • Cardboard
  • Scrap Metal

Granger
Accepted:

  • Used Oil
  • Scrap Mobile
 
Why Recycle?
  • Recycling preserves our resources
  • Recycling saves taxpayer money
  • Recycling increases the lifespan of our landfills
  • Recycling saves energy
  • Recycling reduces air, land and water pollution
  • Recycling reduces the green house effect
  • Recycling reduces acid rain
  • Recycling preserves habitats for wildlife
  • Recycling turns things that we throw away into new products
 
Hints
  • Bundle newspapers or collect them in a brown paper grocery bag. No plastic.
  • Lightly rinse out all metal cans.
  • It is not necessary to remove the labels from containers.
  • Separate all types of recyclables before you go to the recycling drop-off site.
  • Ask your neighbors to recycle with you and take turns dropping off your recyclables.
  • Plastic bags should be tied into a knot prior to tossing into trash
  • Computer manufacturers are required by law to recycle their own e-waste.  To learn about your computer manufacturer's free recycling program, go to www.texasrecyclescomputers.org.