Updated: Tree limb cleanup for city residents + FAQ

Apr 2, 2021

[Updated at 4 p.m. April 2, 2021]

We finished collecting debris from the remaining areas as well as from areas submitted for pick up through the online form. Through Thursday, April 1, we collected nearly 14,000 cubic yards of debris from homes within City limits

If you still have debris, here are some options:

  • Georgetown solid waste customers who still have tree limb debris can drop it off at the Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive, for $8.25 per cubic yard. There is no limit to how much customers can drop off. Click here for Transfer Station hours.
  • Texas Disposal Systems will collect bundled and/or bagged brush and limbs on your April brushy collection day, which is the first recycling pickup day of the month. Find your schedule: texasdisposal.com/waste-wizard

The curbside debris pickup service was provided free of charge to people who live inside City limits.

Tree limb cleanup FAQ

The City of Georgetown has contracted with landscaping firms to pick up tree limbs that resulted from the winter storm Feb. 11-20. This FAQ addresses key questions about the special pickup.

When will the tree limb pickup begin and end?

Tree limb pickup started on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and ended Friday, April 2. Crews collected nearly 14,000 cubic yards of tree limb debris.

What if I live in the extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, but have solid waste and recycling service from the City of Georgetown?

Residents in the ETJ with solid waste service from the City of Georgetown should contact a contractor to remove large limbs.

Solid waste customers in the ETJ can also dispose of tree limbs and brush at the Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive. The Transfer Station is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. There is no limit to how much customer can drop off.

How much will I be charged for the special tree limb and debris collection?

There was no special fee assessed to residents for this limb and debris collection. The cleanup was a City service to residents funded by general fund revenues.

What if I have plumbing or home repair needs?

If plumbing or home repair is needed, ask your contractor if they have a permit for the work from the City of Georgetown Building and Inspection Department. Not all repair work will require a building permit, but it is better to ask or check with the City of Georgetown. If you have questions about building permits or if a building permit is needed, please contact our Building and Inspections Department at 512-930-2550 or at permits@georgetown.org. The City is waiving some permit fees on a case-by-case basis. The Building and Inspections Department currently is very busy, so please leave a message, if needed, and staff will be in contact with you. If you are home during the limb or debris cleanup, please do not hesitate to reach out to the City of Georgetown employees who will be escorting the debris cleanup contractors.

What if I have other questions?

If you have additional questions that were not addressed in the FAQ, please contact City of Georgetown Customer Care at customercare@georgetown.org or call 512-930-3640.

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