City of Georgetown offering recycling services for Christmas trees, other holiday supplies

Georgetown Square at Christmas time. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown Square at Christmas time. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown Square at Christmas time. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Georgetown is offering residents the opportunity to recycle Christmas trees, boxes and wrapping paper in order to reduce material going to the landfill, according to a Dec. 19 news release.

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.
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By Ali Linan

Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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