During this time when so many of us are staying and working from home, we all have more trash. In an effort to help keep our streets clean during this time, we want to help by making sure your streets and homes stay clean and clear of clutter. While we are under the Stay Home Stay Safe directive, Central Texas Refuse will be implementing the following in all Cedar Park neighborhoods:
- All recycling (in or out of the cart, bundled or unbundled) will be collected by the truck
- Trash will still include your cart plus seven (7) additional items
- Any recyclables out on trash-only days will be counted as one of the seven (7) additional items
- Remember there is a second truck that may come either before or after the trash truck to pick up extra items outside the cart
Our goal is to have your streets clear of all trash and recycling by 6 p.m. on your weekly trash day. And give a little wave of thanks (from a safe distance) to the Central Texas Refuse crews. They are doing their best to keep Cedar Park beautiful. Feel free to report any issues through CP Connect 2.0, by calling CTR at 512-243-2833 or through our website.
Trash Changes - Automated, Side-Loading Truck
Central Texas Refuse, your trash and recycling pickup provider, is 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.
AUTOMATED TRASH FAQS
It is the use of a vehicle which is able to grasp, hoist, and empty waste carts without the need for manual intervention for safer, faster, and cleaner collection.
It is safer, faster, quieter, and cleaner than manual collection.
If your neighborhood is located in a shaded area, you will NOT be receiving this new automated service due to narrow alleyways where trash and recycling are collected – making it difficult or impossible for the automated truck to operate. Other neighborhoods may have narrow streets or other obstacles that present the same issue. These neighborhoods are:
- Carriage Hills
- The Woods at Carriage Hills
- Deerfield Park
- Cedar Park Ranchettes
- Cedar Park Square
- Cedar Park Terrace
- Cedar Park Town Center
- Scottsdale Crossing
- Forest Oaks - The Village
Another truck will come through the neighborhood before or after the automated truck to ensure that all additional items, up to the 7-item limit, are collected.
The recycling truck may also come before or after the trash trucks.
On the weeks you have both recycling and trash picked up, the Recycling truck will pick up cardboard and recycle if it is bundled. Any other recycling (other than bundled cardboard) outside the cart will not be picked up.
On non-recycle weeks, the Trash truck will pick up cardboard if it is bundled and take it to the landfill. It will count as one of the 7 extra items.
Set out your carts by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
Some neighborhoods have narrow alleyways or other obstacles where trash and recycling are collected – making it difficult or impossible for the automated truck to operate. We will continue providing you with our traditional service.
Yes, there are many other communities in the area already using automated collection.
Some neighborhoods have narrow alleyways or other obstacles – making it difficult or impossible for the automated trash truck to operate.
These 10 neighborhoods will continue to receive the same trash services you have been getting: Carriage Hills, The Woods at Carriage Hills, Deerfield Park, Cedar Park Ranchettes, Silverstone, Cedar Park Square, Cedar Park Terrace, Cedar Park Town Center, Scottsdale Crossing, and Forest Oaks - The Village
Please be sure the wheels are facing away from the street and toward where the curb would be.
If you live in a cul de sac and cannot set your carts a minimum of three feet apart from one another, one option might be to set out each cart at either side of your driveway.
If your neighbor’s driveway is less than three feet away from yours, make sure that you set out like carts next to one another. For example, if your neighbor sets out his trash cart on the edge of his driveway that is closest to yours, set out your same trash cart next to your neighbor’s trash cart.
Please do your best to meet these spacing requirements and feel free to call Central Texas Refuse at 512-243-2883 if you have further concerns.
No one is losing a job to this new equipment. Our provider reports tells us it is challenging to keep these positions staffed. The new automated truck not only requires a crew to operate – it also makes this difficult job more attractive to potential job applicants.
It is safer, faster, quieter, and cleaner than manual collection.
Another reason for switching to the automated truck is to protect the workers. Did you know refuse and recyclable material collectors rank the fifth most dangerous occupation in the country when it comes to fatal injuries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The automated trucks reduce the workers’ exposure to potential danger.
There is another truck that will come through the neighborhood before or after the automated truck to ensure that all additional items, up to the 7-item limit, are collected.
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.
||95-gallon green cart
||Same as former service. Residents receive weekly pickup of refuse in their 95-gallon container.
||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.
||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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