Recycling options available for multifamily residents, customers outside city limits

Oct 10, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions the City receives is where can people who live outside the city limits or in apartment complexes recycle? Georgetown water or electric utility customers, including those without curbside solid waste or recycling pick up or living in multifamily complexes, can drop-off recyclable materials at no charge at the Georgetown Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive.

The transfer station is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Recyclable materials include:

  • Glass bottles (all colors accepted)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Cardboard cylinders from paper towels, toilet paper
  • Empty prescription medicine containers and caps (medications can be disposed of at the medication kiosk located in the Public Safety Operations and Training Center at 3500 DB Wood Road)
  • Plastics No. 1-No. 7 (except Styrofoam No. 6; flatten beverage containers, caps can be left on the container)
  • Hard plastics (from product packaging with any paper or twist ties removed)
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines
  • Books with covers removed
  • White paper
  • Junk mail
  • Pasteboard (cereal, tissue boxes)
  • Telephone books
  • Aluminum foil, pie plates (clean and balled)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Asceptic and gable top cartons (such as milk or juice cartons)
  • Plastic bags and plastic film, cellophane (ONLY within the yellow Bag-the-Bag stuffer bag)

For more information about recycling options in Georgetown, visit or contact Environmental Services Coordinator Teresa Chapman at

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