Georgetown City Offers Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Georgetown is offering the recycling of Christmas trees, boxes, wrapping paper and holiday fairy lights to reduce material going to landfill.

The city says that if you choose to recycle your tree, please remove the stand and any garlands, ornaments or lights. Artificial trees cannot be recycled.

There are two different ways to recycle trees in Georgetown:

  • Roadside pickup: Customers of Texas Disposal Systems within city limits can put Christmas trees on the sidewalk for collection on the day of regular yard waste pickup. Trees seven feet in length or less can be placed at the curb uncut. Longer trees should be cut into sections.
  • Christmas tree delivery: Christmas trees will be accepted at the Georgetown City Collection Station, 250 WL Walden Drive, from December 26 to January 31. 31 free of charge. Normal charges apply to other items. Recycled Christmas trees are turned into mulch, which is available year-round, free of charge to city residents. Artificial trees are not accepted.

Cardboard boxes and wrapping paper are recyclable, and anything that doesn’t fit in the recycling cart can be placed in a larger box and placed next to your recycling cart. Ribbons and bows are not recyclable.

Cellophane wrap and plastic bags are recyclable if placed in a yellow bag-the-bag, tied and placed inside the recycling cart. Bag-the-bag recycling bags are available for pickup at the following locations:

  • Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.
  • Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.
  • Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.
  • Sun City Social Center Counselor Office, 2 Texas Drive
  • Collection station, 250 WL Walden Road.

Additional plastic bags next to your garbage cart are not allowed without a bag tag. Click here for a complete list of recyclable materials.

The City of Georgetown is also offering recycling of Holiday Fairy Lights until January 31 at drop-off locations across Georgetown.

Normal collection station hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The collection station will close at noon on December 24 and will be closed on December 25 and January 1. For details, contact Texas Disposal Systems at 512-930-1715.

Georgetown Solid Waste & Recycling customers can check their collection days, sign up to receive SMS or email reminders, and find out how to sort your solid waste and recycle on Texas Disposal’s Waste Assistant Systems. The holidays will not affect solid waste and recycling collections, as both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Saturday. For more information, click here.

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