New rates for materials brought to the Collection Station took effect January 1. The new Texas Disposal Systems rates are no greater than 90 percent of the gate rate charged at the Williamson County landfill in Hutto. Items such as tires, refrigerators, batteries, roofing shingles, and loads of gravel are accepted at the Collection Station for a fee. For details, go to recycle.georgetown.org.
Also, as of Jan. 1, all loads brought to the Collection Station must be secured with twine or rope, or must be tied down using a tarp. The purpose is to reduce littering and roadway debris hazards. State law requires loads to be secured. A $25 fee for unsecured loads goes into effect on Feb. 1.
The Collection Station is located at 250 W.L. Walden Drive, which is near the McMaster Athletic Fields on N. College Street. For details, go to recycle.georgetown.org.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Through January 31 at no charge, live Christmas trees will be accepted at the City of Georgetown Collection Station from in-city residents and those who live outside city limits. Trees should be free of tinsel, ornaments, lights, and stands prior to drop-off. Trees brought to the Collection Station will be ground into garden mulch.