Holiday string light recycling available to Georgetown residents through Jan. 31

Georgetown was the first city in Central Texas to offer holiday string light recycling. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown was the first city in Central Texas to offer holiday string light recycling. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown was the first city in Central Texas to offer holiday string light recycling. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Georgetown has partnered with Texas Disposal Systems to offer free holiday string light recycling to all Georgetown residents.

According to a news release, Georgetown was the first city in Central Texas to offer this service when the program launched in December 2017, and last year, residents recycled more than 1,800 pounds of holiday lights.


Residents can drop off 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, 300-1 Industrial Ave.

  • Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.


Sun City residents may also drop off old or broken string lights at the Cowan Creek Pavilion, 1433 Cool Spring Way, Sun City.

The program is limited to string lights. Yard art, inflatables and other holiday lighting will not be collected, the release said. Lights must be taken to a collection station.


String lights should not be placed in residential or commercial recycling bins because they can damage the sorting machines at the recycling center, the release said.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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