City office closures, trash delays for Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday and Friday
City offices, including the Clay Madsen Recreation Center, Municipal Court, Baca Center and Utility Billing Office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Utility bills and court-related fines can be paid online.
The Round Rock Public Library will close starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and will remain closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. The Library will resume regular hours at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25.
Trash and Recycling Pickup Delay
Residential trash and recycling pickup will shift from Thursday to Friday, and from Friday to Saturday this week. Questions regarding this change can be directed to Central Texas Refuse.
Don’t Throw Grease Down the Drain
Here’s an important Thanksgiving reminder for you: When fats, oils and grease go down the drain, it hardens and causes sewer pipes to clog. That means a higher risk of a sewer backup that causes raw sewage to overflow into your home, yard, neighborhood and streets.
Do not pour grease down the drain or use your garbage disposal for grease and oily food scraps — even if you’re using hot water and dish detergents, it won’t prevent buildup from these cooking leftovers.
Here are some simple steps to avoid wreaking havoc on your pipes this holiday season:
- Collect grease in a container and dispose of it in the trash.
- Scrape excess grease and food scraps into the trash.
- Keep strainers in your drain to catch food scraps and solids.
- Use cat litter to absorb oil. Mix litter and oil, pour into bag and seal, then place it in the trash.
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