Trash, Recycling, & Solid Waste Services

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Side-arm garbage truckTrash Changes Beginning The Week of March 1, 2020

Cedar Park Disposal, your trash and recycling pickup provider, will be using a new automated, side-loading truck in most neighborhoods in Cedar Park. In order for your trash cart to be serviced by this new automated, side-loading truck, your cart must be set out a minimum of three feet from other objects – including your recycling cart. Set your cart out with the wheels to the curb. Bags or small branches left outside the cart will be loaded into the emptied cart by the driver and re-dumped into the truck. For items that do not fit in the cart, a secondary truck will service these items. The second truck may arrive before or after the automated truck to service extra trash.



What is automated collection?
Why the change from manual to automated trash collection?
How do I know if my neighborhood is receiving this new automated service?
How will the extra bags/items be picked up?
By what time do I need to set out my carts?
My neighborhood is not receiving this new automated service. Why?
Are other communities using automated collection?

Yard Trimmings Recycling March 23 through Friday, May 1

From Monday, March 23 through Friday, May 1, yard trimmings will be collected to be recycled. Tree and shrub trimmings must be no more than four feet in length and no more than four inches in diameter each, weigh no more than fifty pounds and be placed in bundles.  Other yard trimmings such as leaves and grass clippings must be placed in brown paper yard waste bags and not in plastic bags. Wet bags will not be picked up due to weight and risk of breakage. During this yard trimmings recycling period, yard trimmings may be placed in addition to your bulk items limit of seven (7) items outside of your trash cart. Please note that after May 1, yard trimmings will still be picked up but will count towards your bulk items limit and will not be recycled. There will be another yard trimmings recycling period during the fall.


We’re seeing lots of questions about new trash and recycling procedures and we’d like to offer some clarifications and additional helpful information. 

  • Remember that three feet is the minimum to set apart carts.  If it’s helpful to you, you may set apart your carts more than three feet from one another.  One option might be to set out each cart at either edge of your driveway.
  • All recycling materials must be contained in the recycling cart if you want those materials to be picked up by the recycling truck.
  • Anything outside the recycling cart must either be placed inside your trash cart or if it’s outside of your carts, it will be considered part of your seven-item bulk trash that the second trash truck that picks up bulk trash items.
  • One option is to save the extra recycling materials to place into your recycling cart for your next recycling pickup.
  • Another idea: talk with your neighbors! You may find that a neighbor does not mind allowing you to place your additional items in their cart.
  • Some of you have asked if you may get an additional trash or recycling cart.  Yes! You may purchase an additional trash or recycling cart for an extra $5.50/month per cart.  Contact Central Texas Refuse at 512-243-2833.
  • If you receive a yellow sticker on your cart, please adjust your items for pickup according to the directions on the yellow sticker and contact Central Texas Refuse at 512-243-2833 to request that they return to empty your cart.



Will you pick up yard trimmings outside of the yard trimmings recycling timeframe?
I saw a worker put my yard trimmings into my trash cart, and my cart was emptied into the truck. Is this typical?
Do items count towards bulk items limit?
Why don’t you offer yard trimmings recycling year-round?
My regular recycling collection is biweekly. How often is my yard trimmings recycling?
By what time should I set out my yard trimmings?












Is my neighborhood included?
What if my street does not have curbs?
What if I live in a cul-de-sac?
Did any workers lose their jobs?
Why the change?
What if I have trash that won’t fit in the trash cart?

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Central Texas Refuse/Cedar Park Disposal

Cedar Park's solid waste pickup provider is Central Texas Refuse.  The company operates in Cedar Park as Cedar Park Disposal.  Central Texas Refuse was founded in 1981 and has approximately 100 full-time employees serving about 50,000 residential customers throughout Central Texas. 

Trash and recycling pickup schedule and information.

Residential Refuse
95-gallon green cart
Same as former service. Residents receive weekly pickup of refuse in their 95-gallon container.
Bulky Collection
Same as former service. Residents may set up to 7 items outside of their cart on a weekly basis. "Bulky items" includes bags and/or large items such as brush, appliances*, etc.

*An additional handling charge of $25 made payable directly to Central Texas Refuse will be charged for pickup of any appliance containing CFC's, such as refrigerators, freezers, or air conditioning units.  Please contact Central Texas Refuse directly at 512-243-2833 to make payment arrangements.
Single-Stream Recycling
Every other week
95-gallon blue cart
Service expansion from former service. Single-stream recycling program includes glass and expanded plastics. Click here for a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable recycling items.

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