City of Georgetown to offer free holiday light recycling


Thanks to a partnership with with Texas Disposal Systems, Georgetown is the first city in Central Texas to offer free holiday string-light recycling to all residents.

According to a city news release, string lights should not be placed in residential or commercial recycling bins because they can damage the sorting machines at the recycling center.

Through Jan. 31, Georgetown residents can drop off their old or broken string lights at three collection locations:

·         City of Georgetown Collection and Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Road, Georgetown
·         Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300 Industrial Ave., Ste. 1, Georgetown
·         Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown

Sun City residents have a drop off location as well, at Cowan Creek Pavilion, 1433 Cool Springs Way, in Sun City.

The program is limited to string lights. Yard art, inflatables and other holiday lighting are not eligible for collection.

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Carlie Porterfield
A San Marcos native and third-generation journalist, Carlie Porterfield joined Community Impact as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating from Texas State University with a journalism degree. After covering political, business and school district news in Buda and Kyle for over a year, she made the transition to the Georgetown editorial team, where she is responsible for Williamson County coverage. Before her time with Community Impact, Porterfield had bylines in the Austin American-Statesman, the San Marcos Record and Texas State's student paper, the University Star.
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