The next Bulk Trash Pickup is Scheduled in: 1 month on October 07, 2017 at 07:00am

Before starting our discussion, we want to mention that Round Rock Refuse will generally take one bulk item per week. They prefer it not to be rained on or to be something totally demolished that will take them a while to load (box it up in that case), but if you just have a one-off item that you want to get rid of,they will generally take it. Of course you still have to follow all the rules outlined below...

Round Rock Refuse, working with North Austin MUD #1, selected a date of Saturday, April 1st for the Spring 2017 bulk item trash pickup. It was just a bit early this year due to a combination of Spring Break and an early Easter. Keep in mind that the RCNA isn't involved in the scheduling or pick-up process, we are simply providing you the information which we are provided ourselves.

If you have any questions about what may or may not be taken by Round Rock Refuse, you can contact the general manager of our MUD, Gary Spoonts. You can find his contact information on the MUD website, . You can also find his contact information on your water bill.

Our garbage collection agency, Round Rock Refuse works with the North Austin MUD #1 to schedule two bulk item trash pickups each year. One occurs in the spring and one occurs in the fall - generally in March/April and again in October/November. In fact, we do our best to schedule each of our two annual neighborhood wide garage sales to occur a week or two before each of our two annual bulk item trash pickups. So now you know!

It is rumored that they will take pretty much anything that isn't toxic! So after getting rid of some of that stuff via the garage sale, you can complete the task with the bulk item trash pickup! Or you can even make a run to Goodwill or the Red Cross or whatever your donation destination of choice happens to be.

We'll add that our trash guys are pretty good about taking stuff whenever, and we do have a lot of folks that help themselves to other people's stuff. So if you REALLY don't want something, stick on the curb and post on facebook or nextdoor. You may be surprised at how quickly it disappears.

Incidentally, we have had folks ask about a potential toxic pick up day for our neighborhood. But it turns out that the permits for having a truck transport toxic materials through the neighborhood is ridiculously and prohibitively expensive. However, Williamson County sponsors a toxic clean-up day a couple year, and once that information is publicized by the county, we will do our best to pass it along to you. You can check out their webpage here.

OK, OK, more details.

Generally, you want to place your items out at your curb before 7:00 am. The trucks will begin circulating through the neighborhood about that time and grabbing all your stuff. You may not get hit until 5pm - but better safe than sorry.

Items that will NOT be collected, include the following items:

  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Oil & Other Automotive Products
  • Paint
  • Toxic Chemicals
  • Combustible or Flammable Items
  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Anything With Freon or Refrigeratnt
  • ** Concrete

** Concrete
Concrete has seemed to be hit or miss. It may depend on the size of the concrete being put out. Maybe breaking it up really well would help. If it is broken up enough to be bagged and put in the trash can, that is the best bet.

Items that WILL be collected include the following items:

  • Washers & Dryers
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Furniture
  • Matresses
  • Scrap Metal
  • ** Lumber
  • ## Brush / Tree Limbs
  • @@ Carpeting

** Lumber:
Old lumber must have nails removed or hammered down.

## Limbs or Brush:
If you have limbs and brush to be collected at curbside, you will need to have the brush and limbs bundled no longer than 4 foot in length not bigger than 2 feet in diameter. Otherwise, they will most likely get left behind.

@@ Carpeting:
We also have a neighbor who has successfully had old carpeting taken. Basically, they cut it up just like the limbs and brush, in bundles that were 4 feet or shorter and no bigger than 2 feet in diameter. And boom - gone! Just in case you were wondering about carpet!

If you have any further questions that weren't answered on this page, send an email to webmaster@rattancreek.org, and we'll add the answers to your questions to this page. And really, that goes for everything. If you ever have a question and you can't find the answer, send an email to that webmaster@rattancreek.org address, and we'll do our best to make sure an answer is posted somewhere on the website.

Good luck with cleaning out that garage!!