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”

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”

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”

Phone Scammers Pose as City Employees

Phone scammers who claim to be requesting payment for a City of Georgetown utility account have recently called Georgetown utility customers. Seven local businesses have contacted the Customer Care Center for the utility to report someone calling and trying to get them to pay a utility bill over the phone. Don’t be fooled. A similar … Continue reading “Phone Scammers Pose as City Employees”

Yard Trimmings Collections

For City of Georgetown residents in the city limits, seasonal curbside yard trimmings pickups started March 2 and continue through May 29. Collections are every-other-week. Branches should be bundled with twine and no more than four feet in length. Compostable brown paper lawn and leaf bags need to be used for leaves, grass, or other … Continue reading “Yard Trimmings Collections”

Limited Availability for Online Payments Feb 17 – 26

From February 17 through February 26, online utility payments will be unavailable between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have questions about your bill, please feel free to call our customer care center during business hours at (512) 930-3640 or write to customercare@georgetown.org.

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