Recycling Christmas Trees and Boxes

Dec 21, 2015

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. Trees seven feet in length or less can be placed at the curb uncut. Longer trees should be cut into sections. All curbside-collected yard trimmings are brought to the City’s Collection Station and ground into mulch.

Collection Day Look-up

For Georgetown city residents, your yard trimmings collection day is on your first recycling day of the month. 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 30 at no charge, Christmas trees will be accepted at the City of Georgetown Collection Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive. Normal fees will apply to other items.

Collection Station

Mulch is available, year-round, free-of-charge to City residents at the Collection Station. 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 closes at 12 p.m. on December 24, is closed on December 25 and January 1, and closes at 3 p.m. on December 26, December 31, and January 2. For details, contact Texas Disposal Systems at (512) 930-1715.

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