City to measure recycling participation
The City of Georgetown is counting how many residents participate in the City’s curbside recycling program. The count will be done June 16-30.
The City reviews residential recycling participation each year to ensure the service is meeting the needs of the community. Staff will count the number of recycling carts at the curb and consider route or service changes needed to increase participation.
Last year’s participation rate was 70.3 percent. Recycled materials are collected by the City’s solid waste contractor, Texas Disposal Systems, and processed at their Materials Recovery Facility in Creedmore. TDS provides residents with single-stream recycling, requiring no material separation at home. The MRF processes more than 50,000 pounds of recyclable material per hour, including glass, cardboard, paper, aluminum, and plastics.
No extra effort is required to be included in the count. Residents should simply place recycling carts at the curb on their regular recycling day during the count period. To find collection days or to learn more about recycling in the City of Georgetown, visit recycle.georgetown.org.