City holiday string lights recycling available through Jan. 31

Nov. 30, 2020—The City of Georgetown has partnered with Texas Disposal Systems to offer free holiday string-light recycling to all Georgetown residents. Residents can drop off their old or broken string lights through Jan. 31 at one of three collection stations: City of Georgetown Collection and Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Road Georgetown Municipal Complex, … Continue reading “City holiday string lights recycling available through Jan. 31”

City to host household hazardous waste collection event Nov. 18

The City will host a household hazardous waste collection event from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the old show barn in San Gabriel Park, 425 E. Morrow St. At the event, the City will collect household hazardous waste items from 300 Georgetown solid waste customers who have solid waste service through Texas Disposal Systems. Customers … Continue reading “City to host household hazardous waste collection event Nov. 18”

City to host household hazardous waste collection event Oct. 21

The City will host a household hazardous waste collection event from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the old show barn in San Gabriel Park, 425 E. Morrow St. The collection event will be open for Georgetown solid waste customers. To participate, residents must show a current utility bill along with an ID with a matching … Continue reading “City to host household hazardous waste collection event Oct. 21”

Recycling Christmas trees and boxes

City of Georgetown residents are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees, boxes, and wrapping paper to reduce material going to the landfill. If you recycle your tree, please remove the tree stand and any garland, ornaments, or lights. Artificial trees cannot be recycled. Curbside pick-up: Texas Disposal Systems customers in the city limits of Georgetown can … Continue reading “Recycling Christmas trees and boxes”

City holiday string lights recycling available through Jan. 31

The City of Georgetown has partnered with Texas Disposal Systems to offer free holiday string-light recycling to all Georgetown residents. Georgetown was the first city in Central Texas to offer this service when the program launched in December 2017. Residents can drop off their old or broken string lights through Jan. 31 at one of … Continue reading “City holiday string lights recycling available through Jan. 31”

Recycling options available for multifamily residents, customers outside city limits

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 … Continue reading “Recycling options available for multifamily residents, customers outside city limits”

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 … Continue reading “City to measure recycling participation”

Volunteers needed to make Red Poppy Festival a zero waste event

Each year, thousands of people attend Georgetown’s signature event, the Red Poppy Festival. And each year, attendees generate more than 10,000 pounds of waste. Last year, nearly 70 percent of the waste was diverted away from the landfill, either by composting or recycling. In an ongoing effort to reduce the festival’s impact on the landfill, … Continue reading “Volunteers needed to make Red Poppy Festival a zero waste event”

Household hazardous waste options for Georgetown residents

The City of Georgetown is in the process of finalizing details for a new household hazardous waste program that is expected to be announced this summer. In the interim, residents have some options for disposing of their household hazardous waste. The City of Round Rock offers household hazardous waste collection on the first Wednesday of … Continue reading “Household hazardous waste options for Georgetown residents”

City introduces holiday lights recycling

The City of Georgetown has partnered with Texas Disposal Systems to offer free holiday string-light recycling to all Georgetown residents. Georgetown is the first city in Central Texas to offer this service. Residents can drop off their old or broken string lights until Jan. 31 at one of three collection locations: City of Georgetown Collection … Continue reading “City introduces holiday lights recycling”

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