Here are options for Georgetown residents to recycle Christmas trees and other materials

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Georgetown officials are encouraging residents to reduce the amount of Christmas-related material going to a landfill by recycling trees, boxes and wrapping paper.

Here is a list of options for Christmas recycling, courtesy of the city of Georgetown:

Curbside pickup

Customers of Texas Disposal Systems in Georgetown city limits can leave trees on their curbs for collection on yard trimmings pickup days. Trees 7 feet in length or less can be placed at the curb uncut. Longer trees should be cut into sections. Trees should not have any garland, ornaments or lights attached to them. Artificial trees cannot be recycled.

Collection days

Georgetown residents’ yard trimmings collection day is on the first recycling day of the month. More information is available at http://recycle.georgetown.org.

Boxes and wrapping paper

Cardboard boxes and wrapping paper that cannot fit in regular recycling carts can be put into larger boxes and set next to the carts for pickup. Ribbons and bows are not recyclable. Cellophane wrap and plastic bags are recyclable if they are placed in a yellow “Bag-the-Bag” tagged bag, tied and placed inside a recycling cart. No extra plastic bags next to trash carts are allowed without proper bag tags. A complete list of recyclables is available at http://recycle.georgetown.org.

Christmas tree drop-offs

Christmas trees are accepted for free at the city of Georgetown Collection Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive, Georgetown, from Dec. 26-Jan. 31. Normal fees apply to other items brought for collection. The collection station is open Monday though Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The station will be closed from Dec. 31-Jan. 1. For more information, contact Texas Disposal Systems at 512 930-1715.

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Evan Marczynski
Evan Marczynski is editor of the Georgetown edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He joined Community Impact in 2016 as a reporter in Northwest Austin and previously covered Austin-area health care and Round Rock ISD. Evan is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Washington University in 2012 and worked as a newspaper reporter until he moved to Texas.
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