Recycle your Christmas trees, other holiday items in Georgetown this season

Residents must remove all lights and ornaments before recycling their tree. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Residents must remove all lights and ornaments before recycling their tree. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

Residents must remove all lights and ornaments before recycling their tree. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown residents are encouraged to recycle Christmas trees, boxes and wrapping paper to reduce material going to the landfill, a news release from the city said.

"If you recycle your tree, please remove the tree stand and any garland, ornaments, or lights," the release said. "Artificial trees cannot be recycled."

Here are ways residents can recycle:

Curbside pickup: Texas Disposal Systems customers in the city limits of Georgetown can put Christmas trees on the curb for collection on their regular yard trimmings pickup day. Trees 7 feet in length or less can be placed at the curb uncut. Longer trees should be cut into sections. Artificial trees are not accepted. For city of Georgetown residents, yard trimmings collection day is on the first recycling day of the month.

Georgetown solid waste and recycling customers can check their collection days, sign up for text or email reminders, and find out how to sort solid waste and recycling on Texas Disposal Systems' Waste Wizard at texasdisposal.com/waste-wizard.


There is no solid waste or recycling collection Dec. 25 or Jan. 1, the release said. Solid waste and recycling pickups slide one day to Saturday.

Boxes and wrapping paper: Cardboard boxes and wrapping paper are recyclable. If they do not fit in a recycling cart, residents can put wrapping paper and boxes in a larger box and set it next to the recycling cart. Ribbons and bows are not recyclable. Cellophane wrap and plastic bags are recyclable if they are placed in a yellow bag-the-bag, tied and placed inside the recycling cart. Bag-the-bag recycling bags are available for pickup at:

  • Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.

  • Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.

  • Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

  • Sun City Social Center monitors desk, 2 Texas Drive

  • Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive


Christmas tree drop-off: Christmas trees will be accepted at the city of Georgetown Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive, from Dec. 26-Jan. 31 at no charge. Normal fees apply to other items. Recycled Christmas trees are turned into mulch, which is available year-round and free of charge to city residents, the release said.

The city also offers holiday string light recycling through Jan. 31 at three drop-off locations throughout Georgetown.