Recycling Options for Christmas Trees and Boxes

Dec 17, 2014

City of Georgetown residents are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees, boxes and wrapping paper to reduce material going to the landfill. If you recycle your tree, please remove the tree stand and any garland, ornaments, or lights. Artificial trees cannot be recycled.

Curbside Pick-up

Texas Disposal Systems customers in the city limits of Georgetown can put Christmas trees on the curb for collection on your regular yard trimmings pickup day. There is no restriction on the length of a tree for yard trimmings pickup. It can be placed at the curb un-cut. All curbside-collected yard trimmings are brought to the City’s Collection Station and ground into mulch.

Collection Day Lookup

Final yard trimmings pickup days for the season are December 29 through January 10. Not sure of your last pickup day? Look it up at Select the “What Are My Collection Days?” link and you’ll have two options to find your service schedule. Use the interactive map, or use the Streets List and correlating schedule charts found on the webpage.

Boxes and Wrapping Paper

Cardboard boxes and wrapping paper are recyclable. If they won’t fit in your recycling cart, you can put wrapping paper and boxes in a larger box and set it next to your recycling cart so it can be recycled. Ribbons and bows are not recyclable. Cellophane wrap and plastic bags are recyclable if they are placed in a yellow bag-the-bag, tied, and placed inside the recycling cart. Note that no extra plastic bags next to your trash cart are permitted without a bag tag. Go to for a complete list of recyclables.

Christmas Tree Drop-off

From December 26 through January 31 at no charge, Christmas trees will be accepted at the City of Georgetown Collection Station. Normal fees will apply to other items brought to the Collection Station.

Mulch is available, year-round, free-of-charge to City residents at the Collection Station at 250 W.L. Walden Drive. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Collection Station will be closing at 12 p.m. on December 24 and will be closed on December 25 and January 1. For details, contact Texas Disposal Systems at (512) 930-1715.

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