This September we’re celebrating Love Where You Live Month with several ways to keep our city clean.
To show some love, check out these upcoming events and help pick up litter throughout Georgetown. Email us a photo of you and your family picking up litter to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win a prize.
Rivery Park clean-up
The City of Georgetown is hosting a riverbank cleanup event on Sept. 9 in Rivery Park, 1125 Woodlawn Ave. Free public parking is available in the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center garage, 1101 Woodlawn St.
Volunteers can check-in for the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sign-in is located at the white tent in the middle of the park near the playground. A safety briefing will be held at 7:55 a.m., and clean-up will go from 8-9 a.m. Volunteers must fill out this waiver to participate and may be complete at the event as well.
During the event, these items will be provided: Trash bags, gloves, light snacks, and drinks. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing such as long pants, hats, sunglasses, and comfortable closed-toe shoes.
Individuals interested in volunteering can email MS4Operator@georgetown.org. Participants can register or sign up online at transportation.georgetown.org/river-cleanup. The cleanup event may be canceled due to weather conditions. For updates, follow the city’s social media pages: facebook.com/cityofgeorgetown and https://twitter.com/georgetowntx
Household Hazardous Waste collection
The City will host a free household hazardous waste collection event from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.
The event will be available for up to 400 Georgetown solid waste customers who are serviced through Texas Disposal Systems. For participation, customers must contact Customer Care at 512-930-3640 or email@example.com to have their names placed on the list. Please include your name, address, and utility account number when emailing customer care.
Residents must remain in their vehicles during the collection. Staff will unload items from the back seat or trunk of the vehicle.
All items dropped off must be in their marked original containers. Commercial disposal and trailers are not allowed.
For more information about what household items will be accepted, visit https://recycle.georgetown.org/residential-programs/household-hazardous-waste.
Community collection event
The City’s Public Works Department will host a community cleanup event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 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.
If participating, please bring a donation to help support Georgetown Police Department’s Blue Santa program and volunteer park rangers.
Items needed include:
- Board games
- Arts and crafts
- Soccer balls
- Hair dryers
- Outdoor games
All items must be new and unwrapped. Clothing, bicycles, hula hoops, toiletries, makeup, nail polish, and toy weapons will not be accepted.
Monetary donations will also be accepted.