UPDATED: Cleanup for Spring events in Georgetown on May 13 rescheduled

Apr 6, 2023

[UPDATED: Due to the weather forecast, events on May 13 have been canceled or rescheduled. New information below.]

Saturday’s cleanup events have been rescheduled or canceled due to the forecast for heavy rain forecast for May 13-15.

Community collection event rescheduled

The City’s Environmental Services team’s recycling event has been rescheduled to 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 24 at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.

During the event, residents will be able to drop off paper for shredding, tires, mattresses, and electronics, including televisions, microwaves, computers, and cell phones. Individuals are limited to three boxes or sacks of paper for shredding and up to four tires per carload. There is no limit on electronic items. Household hazardous waste items will not be accepted.

To participate, please bring a donation to Friends of the Georgetown Public Library, which helps support the needs of the library. Accepted items include:

  • Gently used books (no encyclopedias or magazines)
  • Headphones
  • Board games
  • Arts and craft supplies
  • Label makers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Printer Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Playground/sports equipment, such as basketballs, soccer balls, yard games, hula hoops, and jump ropes.

Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Rivery Park cleanup event canceled

The May 13 riverbank cleanup at Rivery Park, 1125 Woodlawn Ave has been canceled.

Future riverbank cleanup events will be planned; however, a new date has not been selected at this time. Follow the City’s social media pages for updates: facebook.com/cityofgeorgetown and twitter.com/georgetowntx.

Household hazardous waste collection event

The City will also host a free household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m.-noon May 20 at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.

The event will be available for up to 400 Georgetown solid waste customers who have solid waste service through Texas Disposal Systems. Customers must contact Customer Care at 512-930-3640 or customercare@georgetown.org to have their names placed on the list. Please include your name, address, and utility account number when emailing customer care. Customers must have their names on the list to participate.

Residents must remain in their vehicles during the no-contact collection. Staff will unload items from the back seat or trunk of the vehicle.

All items to be dropped off must be in their marked original containers. Commercial disposal and trailers are not allowed.

Acceptable items include:

  • Batteries (household, hearing aids, cell phone, etc.)
  • Automobile batteries
  • Pool and spa chemicals
  • Used oil/oil filters (up to five gallons per vehicle)
  • Transmission fluid
  • Light bulbs (including regular, compact, and four-foot fluorescent)
  • Grease
  • Thermometers
  • Over-the-counter, residential lawn, and garden chemicals
  • Aerosols
  • Household cleaners and disinfectants marked caution, warning, or poison
  • Art and hobby chemicals
  • Paint (up to 10 gallons per vehicle)
  • Over the counter one-pound disposal propane bottles
  • Gasoline (up to five gallons per vehicle)

Unacceptable items include:

  • Unmarked containers or unknown chemicals
  • Construction, commercial, or landscape waste
  • Professional, concentrated chemicals that require a professional license to mix
  • Medications or pharmaceuticals
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Electronics
  • Tires
  • Explosives (including ammunition and fireworks)
  • Radioactive materials
  • Biological materials

For more information about the City’s solid waste and recycling services, visit recycle.georgetown.org.

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