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If recyclables are in the trash cart they will be collected as trash and delivered to a landfill.
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The new program begins on February 26, 2018.
Each home that is currently paying for City of Taylor garbage service will have a blue 95-gallon cart delivered starting February 15, on the same day as a home's normal trash pick-up day.
The City of Taylor's new Curbside Recycling Program begins on February 26, 2018. It is single-stream, which means glass, plastic and paper, etc., can all go into the same container without a need to separate items. The city's recycling facility at 1424 N. Main St. will be permanently closed as of March 28, 2018. Until then, it is open 24 hrs/7 days a week and there are two additional facilities located in Williamson County.
The first week of collection will begin on February 26, 2018, and happen every other week on a person's regular trash pick-up day.
Recycling conserves natural resources, saves landfill space, creates jobs and conserves energy.
Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper, school paper, paper food boxes, shoe boxes, corrugated cardboard (flatten and fold to not larger than 3 feet X 3 feet square), soft bound books, junk mail, aluminum and steel cans, plastic food, beverage and household product bottles and jugs with #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7, glass bottles and jars. Please: no film plastic, Styrofoam or any glass other than food and beverage containers.
Collection of the recyclables will occur on an every-other-week basis on your normal trash collection day. Each residence will be provided with a collection calendar and the calendar may also be viewed on the City of Taylor's website.
Yes. The extra recycling cart(s) are $2.50 per month each.
Yes, however you will still be billed the $2.50 per month as all other residents.
Yes. In order to keep the cost low for all residents, this is necessary.
For missed pick-ups, please contact the City's Utility Billing Department at 512-352-2066.
Yes. Simply call the City of Taylor Utility Billing Department at 512-352-2066 to request the replacement. Repeated lost/damaged/stolen incidents may require the purchase of the replacement cart.
The $2.50 per month cost will begin with the March 5, 2018 billing cycle, and follow according to the normal billing cycle thereafter.
Contamination causes real problems at the recycling facility. The value of the recyclables is decreased and will eventually increase the cost of recycling. If the driver sees the trash in the recycling cart the cart contents will not be collected.
Call Waste Connections Customer Service Office to report the miss. The representative will have the appropriate instructions for that day and time of day. The Customer Service Number is: 512-282-3508.
Holiday pickup schedule is included in the calendar and on the City of Taylor's website. It is also published in the monthly newsletter, Community Connection, and on the city's social media pages.
Recyclables are manufactured in to new products; some in the United States and some in other countries around the world. Generally, they are manufactured back in to the same or similar products but sometimes they become a different product. For example, plastic soda bottles are often shredded and re-purposed as insulation in winter clothing, automobile interiors or other consumer goods.
Waste Connections can arrange for group tours of the Balcones Recycling Center in Austin. Call 512-282-3508 for information.
Call 512-352-3251 for assistance for water or street emergencies after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day on the weekends. Your call will be answered by Police Dispatch who will contact the Public Works staff on call.
The City no longer has a chipping service. However, the garbage provider, Waste Connections, will pick up bundled brush at the curb each week on your regular garbage pick up day. For piles of unbundled brush, contact Waste Connections for free estimates at 866-282-3508. Brush may also be taken to the Williamson County Landfill in Hutto located at 600 Landfill Road on FM 1660. For information on fees and hours of operation contact the Landfill at 512-759-8881.