Start the New Year by dropping off your unwanted paint, cleaners, and other household hazardous waste materials at the Lake Travis Regional Re-Use and Recycling Center from 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 23.
The center is at 3207 Neidhardt Drive, just off General Williamson Drive behind Lake Travis Fire Rescue Station 601.
The collection event is 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: the cities of Lakeway or Bee Cave, Village of The Hills, Hurst Creek Municipal Utility District, Lakeway MUD, or Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) No. 17.
“Our January collection event is the perfect opportunity to clear out all of your household hazardous waste that has piled up over the holidays,” LTRRRC spokeswoman Julie Oakley said.
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 correctly disposed.
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.
Accepted materials must come in their original containers for transport.
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.
• 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 appointment at Lakeway Public Works at 512-608-9000 or WCID No. 17 at 512-266-1111.
For information, visit www.lakeway-tx.gov/ltrrrc.