Trash 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.
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.
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.
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.
YARD TRIMMINGS RECYCLING FAQS
Yes, as long as the guidelines for size, weight, bundling, wet bags and other bulk waste guidelines are followed. The yard trimmings picked up outside of the listed recycling dates will not be recycled. They will go to the landfill. We encourage you to take advantage of the recycling service for yard trimmings that is offered for six weeks in the spring and two weeks in the fall.
Yes. Any time outside of the designated yard trimmings recycling schedule, sanitation workers may place smaller yard trimmings into your trash cart for it to be emptied into the truck.
During the six- and two-week yard trimmings recycling period, no. However, outside of the yard trimmings recycling dates, yard trimmings are picked up as trash and taken to the landfill and do count towards your bulk limit of seven (7) items outside of your trash cart.
We strive to keep costs low and service level high. Recycling yard trimmings is a service enhancement that we have been able to work into our schedule, for a total of 8 weeks per year – and still keep costs low.
During the designated six- and two-week period for yard trimmings recycling, your trimmings will be picked up weekly.
As with your trash and other recycling, please always set out your yard trimmings by 7 a.m. on your designated trash pickup day and leave it out until it is 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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