Georgetown residents can recycle holiday string lights through Jan. 31

Last year Georgetown residents recycled more than 3,440 pounds of Christmas lights. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Last year Georgetown residents recycled more than 3,440 pounds of Christmas lights. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Last year Georgetown residents recycled more than 3,440 pounds of Christmas lights. (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.

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, 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, in Sun City.


The program is limited to string lights. Lights must be taken to a collection station and cannot be placed in residential or commercial recycling bins because they will damage the sorting machines at the recycling center, a news release said. Yard art, inflatables and other holiday lighting will not be collected.

Georgetown was the first city in Central Texas to offer this service when the program launched in December 2017, the release added. Last year residents recycled more than 3,440 pounds of Christmas lights.
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, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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