Keeping Hazardous Waste Out of Our Environment

Lakeway MUD (LMUD) and other local water providers support the City of Lakeway’s efforts to keep hazardous waste out of our environment by supplying staff at quarterly Hazardous Household Waste Drop-Off Days.

Responsible waste disposal helps ensure the health, safety and sustainability of our neighborhood, wildlife, environment, and water supply. Household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, are considered to be “household hazardous waste” (HHW) products and require safe dispose methods beyond what regular trash collectors can provide. These items should also be properly stored per the manufacturer’s label in the home at all times.

The Lake Travis Regional Re-Use & Recycling Center (LTRRRC), in partnership with the City of Lakeway, manages and operates our local safe hazardous waste disposal center, located at 3207 Neidhardt Drive, Austin, TX 78734. The scheduled collection events are free and open to residential customers of the utility partners including: the City of Lakeway, the City of Bee Cave, Village of The Hills, Hurst Creek Municipal Utility District, Lakeway MUD, or Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) No. 17. At the collection site, you must present a driver’s license or utility bill with an address in one of these jurisdictional boundaries. There is a 30-gallon limit per vehicle.

The city provides some helpful tips for dropping off items are:

  • Follow any instructions for use and disposal provided on the product labels.
  • Make sure all containers are not leaking and are clearly labeled. Mark your waste with a legible label if it is not in its original container.
  • Save your empty containers and aerosol cans for curbside collection at your home. Empty containers and aerosol cans may simply be thrown out with your regular trash.
  • LTRRRC does not accept commercial waste, medications, medical products (see below for complete list of acceptable items).
  • Remain in your vehicle while center staff members unload items.

The center also has many free used items, including mocha and slate-colored latex paints and other partially used household products. These reuse items are available not only at the collection events, but also by scheduling an appointment with Lakeway Public Works at (512) 608-9000.

Local collection reports show that an average of 7,000 pounds of waste are dropped off per collection event with the majority of residents dropping off pesticides and paints. Once collected, the materials are carefully handled by trained professionals who sort them and categorize them for the reuse center or disposal through Stericycle.

For upcoming Hazardous Household Waste Drop-Off Days, visit the City’s website.

Lake Travis Regional Re-Use & Recycling Center

Residential Household Products Only

HOUSEHOLD LIGHT BULBS, including fluorescents
Batteries – Household Rechargeable
Degreasers Includes linoleum tiles containing asbestos
Drain Cleaners
Gas Grill Propane Tanks (no other size) MEDICAL WASTE
Mercury Thermometers Needles, Syringes, Prescription Drugs and
Oven Cleaning Solvents Other Medical Waste
Ammunition of any sort, Dynamite,
PAINT PRODUCTS Fireworks, Flares
Aerosol Cans
Paints: Latex and Oil Based RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
Preservatives Smoke Detectors
Strippers and Thinners
AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS Except for gas grill propane tanks
Batteries – Vehicle TIRES
Brake and Transmission Fluid
Gasoline APPLIANCES – Large or Small
Oil and Oil Filters
YARD PRODUCTS Computers and Printers
Herbicides and Pesticides Speakers/Surround Sound
Pet Products Televisions
Other Electronic Equipment