The Hutto Recycling Center is located between Hutto and Georgetown, on the west side of Highway 1660 between Highway 79 and Highway 29, at the front entrance of the Williamson County Landfill. The Recycling Center accepts scrap metal, cardboard, newspapers, phonebooks, magazines, aluminum cans, computers, used oil, plastic, appliances with the Freon removed by a certified technician (or the Center will safely remove it for a $40 fee), paint, fluorescent light bulbs, household batteries, and cell phones for the Williamson County Crisis Center. Anyone in the county may use the Recycling Center(s) at no charge.
The Recycling Center has kept over 680 tons of recyclable material from becoming part of the county’s landfill since opening in September 2005 and $40,370 has been deposited into the General Fund through August 2008 on the recycled materials. The number of visitors monthly has increased from a total of 65 in the first month of operation to a steady stream of 400-500 each month as of October 2009.
Citizens can pick up free mulch at the Hutto Recycling Center courtesy of Waste Management, the operator of the Williamson County Landfill. As an Alternative to burning brush, the landfill accepts brush and makes it into mulch for a fee of $5.50/cubic yard for clean brush.
Some recycling can also be done at the Williamson County Unified Road System yards at Taylor and Granger. See Hours of Operation information for a contact information and a detailed list of items accepted at those locations.