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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Recycling Center Collection Event Successful

Posted by on Friday, September 15th, 2017 in Hot Topics, News

Steady traffic came through the Lake Travis Regional Re-Use and Recycling Center from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sept. 13.  THANK YOU for participating!

Collection events are free and open to residents and utility customers. To drop off items, a resident or customer must present a driver’s license or utility bill with an address in the jurisdictional boundaries of one of the following: the cities of Lakeway or Bee Cave, Village of The Hills, Hurst Creek Municipal Utility District, Lakeway MUD, or Travis County Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) No. 17.

Next event will be on a Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. – noon!  Begin to prepare now.

Household hazardous waste items are common everyday products that people use in and around their homes that, due to their chemical nature, can be hazardous to the environment and water supply if not properly disposed.  Accepted materials must come in their original containers for transport or be labeled of content.

The center will accept:

  • Household products — cleaning products, drain cleaners, oven cleaning solvents, degreasers, polishers, pool chemicals, household batteries, mercury thermometers, gas grill propane tanks;
  • Paint products — latex and oil-based paints, spray paints, preservatives, strippers, etc.; or,
  • Automotive products — antifreeze, car batteries, oil, oil filters, transmission and brake fluids, etc.

 The center will not take:

  • Asbestos products — including linoleum tiles containing asbestos from older homes;
  • Industrial waste — anything from a business;
  • Medical waste — needles, prescriptions, etc.;
  • Ammunition or explosives — fireworks, dynamite, etc.;
  • Radioactive waste — smoke detectors, etc.;
  • Compressed gas cylinders, but gas grill propane tanks are accepted.
  • Tires;
  • Appliances — small or large; or,
  • Technology products — computers, printers, televisions, speakers, surround sound, other electronic equipment.

The center also has many free used household products including Lake Travis Slate and Hill Country Mocha, two latex paints made at the Lake Travis Regional Re-Use and Recycling Center. Both paints are available to nonprofit organizations for civic projects and the public for individual projects at no charge.

These reuse items are available not only at this event, but also by scheduling an appointment with Lakeway Public Works at 512-608-9000 or WCID No. 17 at 512-266-1111, ext. 115.

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