Recycled trees should have the tree stand and any garland, ornaments or lights removed, the release said. Artificial trees cannot be recycled, it said.
Here are the options:
Curbside pickup: Texas Disposal Systems customers in the city limits of Georgetown can put Christmas trees on the curb for collection on your regular yard trimmings on 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.
Collection day look-up: Yard trimmings collection day is on your first recycling day of the month.
Boxes and wrapping paper: Cardboard boxes and wrapping paper are recyclable. If they do not fit in a recycling cart, put wrapping paper and boxes in a larger box and set it next to your recycling cart. Ribbons and bows are not recyclable. In addition, 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 pick up in the following locations:
- Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave., Georgetown
- Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown
- Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown
- Sun City Social Center monitors desk, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown
- Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Road, Georgetown
Christmas tree drop-off: Christmas trees will be accepted at the city of Georgetown Collection 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.
Collection Station: Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Collection Station will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1. For details, contact Texas Disposal Systems at 512-930-1715.
The city of Georgetown also offers holiday string light recycling through Jan. 31 at three drop-off locations throughout Georgetown.