Q: Does the city have a curb side pickup for dead tree limbs, brush, and lawn clippings?
A: Pflugerville has a curb-side pickup service for trash of different sizes and types. They will come pick up tree limbs up to 9 feet or grass clippings in paper bags by calling 252-Chip or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on the curb side chipping website. When contacting them, leave your name, address and call back number. In addition, the city provides hazardous waste (such as oil, paint, etc) disposal free of charge.
If you have a pile of brush to get rid of, there are two options.
1) You can have it picked up (or chipped curbside) by following the long list of instructions here: http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/index.aspx?NID=250
2) You can drop it off at the recycling center, more info here: http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/index.aspx?NID=1255
Your brush WILL NOT be picked up if not called in!!! If the brush sits on your curb for longer than 1-2 weeks, you may wish to contact the management company and inform them in order to avoid a warning letter / fine.
Q: What is the Chipping Service?
The Chipping service is a complimentary service offered to the residents of the City of Pflugerville to assist in recycing tree limbs, shrubs and landscape clippings. Residents may request their brush and limbs be picked up and chipped by calling: 512.252.CHIP (2447) or by emailing: email@example.com. Once a request has been made, the pickup time depends on weather conditions. The chipper cannot operate in rainy and damp weather.
Q: Where is the Recycling Center?
The City's Recycling Center is located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way, next to the Public Works Department. (Enter at Travis County NE Metro Park). Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays - 10 a.m. - 2:00 pm. For more information call 512-251-9935. Bring a photo ID and a utililty bill.
Q: Will the city pick up large bulk items like mattresses and applicances?
Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly IESI) I will pick up large household items such as furniture and/or appliances. However, air conditioners and refrigerators/freezers must have the freon removed by a licensed plumber and be labeled as so by the technician.
Q: Will the city pick up and dispose of hazardous waste for me?
Yes, the city provides hazardous waste (such as oil, paint, etc) disposal free of charge.
Q: What other kinds of items can I drop off at the Recycling Center?
Scrap metal, vehicle batteries, appliances, transmission fluid, motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters, tires, cardboard, leaves, brush, tree limbs, refrigerators, and air conditioners.
Q: Where is the nearest hazardous waste recycling center?
The nearest center may be located by typing in your zip code on the website below. Find local recycling centers.
Q: What are my other options for recycling or disposing of items?
Plastic bags are not recycled curbside or at the recycling center. Please return these to your local grocery store. HEB and Wal-Mart collect plastic bags for recycling.
Computers and Electronics may be recycled through the state - www.texasrecyclescomputers.org. Best Buy recycles for a small fee which is reimbursed as an in-store gift card. Goodwill will take electronics delivered to a store for free (Hwy 79 in Round Rock) but not to a local drop off trailer.
Household Hazardous Waste (paints, chemicals, gasoline) can be taken to City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Address: 2514 Business Center Drive - Austin, TX 78744
Drop Off Times: Tue-Wed: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday from 7 a.m. to Noon
Closed Saturday the weekend of New Year’s, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Phone Number: (512) 974-4343
Residents of Travis County may bring up to 30 gallons of home-generated hazardous waste to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility free of charge. Over 30 gallons may generate a disposal charge. Do not bring items in containers with more than 5 gallons of capacity.
Electronics (TV's, stereos, computers, monitors) - Recycle with Best Buy Pflugerville - 512-990-4699. The cost is $10 and you receive a $10 gift card to Best Buy. TV's can also be taken to any Goodwill Store location.
Phonebooks - If recycled curbside, pages must be torn out of the seam, or recycle with Ecology Austin, 512-322-5129.
Household Batteries - Batteries Plus- Round Roc - 512-600-7800.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs - Home Depot Pflugerville - 512-990-5413.
Williamson County Landfill - Hutto - FM 1660 - 512-759-8881
Travis County Landfill - 9600 FM 812, Austin - 512-243-6300
Goodwill, Salvation Army and Caring Place accept electronics and furniture.
CHIPPING SERVICE NEWS 9/20/2012
Pflugerville’s free chipping service changes to two zones effective October 1
The city of Pflugerville provides a complimentary curbside brush/limb chipping program to Pflugerville residents based on zones. The program will change to two pick-up zones effective October 1.
"The chipping service is a free service to residents and is very popular," Public Works Director James Wills said. "We have evaluated the program and based on customer feedback and staff recommendations, we will implement a two-zone schedule starting October 1 so residents know when we can pick up their tree limbs. Our goal is for an effective, convenient and timely scheduled pickup and program operation."
The Zone Map found at www.pflugervilletx.gov/chipping shows the city as Zone 1 and Zone 2 with Zone 1 receiving service the first full two weeks of a month and Zone 2 on the third and fourth week of the month. The pickup service is free and the chips are recycled into mulch which is used in city parks and facilities and offered first come, first served to residents at the Recycling Center. Residents are encouraged to time their chipping needs with their residential zone to avoid piles of material remaining in front yards for extended periods of time.
Citizens must call 512-252-CHIP (2447) or email Chipping@pflugervilletx.gov with your name, address and phone number to be placed on the pickup schedule. You can call the chipping line anytime to be placed on the schedule.