Georgetown Recycle & Solid Waste

Curbside Yard Trimming Collections


For in-city limit residents, Texas Disposal Systems picks up yard trimmings on the 1st recycling day of each month, year-round, from the curbside.

    • Material must be in bundles, personal containers, or compostable paper bags.
    • Each bundle should be no more than four (4) feet in length, no more than 35 pounds, and secured with twine/string.
    • Residents may also use a personal container marked specifically with the words ‘Yard Trimmings’ and the address on the container.
    • Maximum of 20 items; this can be any combination of paper bags, personal containers, or bundles.
    • Crews will not collect paper compostable bags with weekly garbage pickup; it is serviced by a separate truck.
    • If more than 20 paper bags need to be collected, each additional bag must have a Bag Tag. Bag Tags may be purchased for a fee at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave., 512-930-3640.

Any concerns about a missed pick-up please call TDS at 512-930-1715.


If you would like curbside yard trimming collection at your residence, you will need to contract directly with TDS. Contact them at 512-930-1715 to set up service.

**Due to the construction currently taking place at the transfer station, the free mulch program has been put on HOLD. The program will resume when construction is complete. Check back for updates!** 

Click this link to learn more about the NEW Transfer Station project! 

Free mulch available at Transfer Station

All curbside-collected yard trimmings are brought to the Transfer Station and ground into mulch.  All TDS customers are eligible to receive one (1) free cubic yard of mulch. Residents must show proof of address/TDS account. A TDS employee will help load unbagged mulch into trucks and trailers. The Transfer Station is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday & Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mulch is very beneficial for a number of reasons:

    • Conserves moisture, reducing the need for frequent watering
    • Prevents/reduces soil erosion
    • Maintains a more even soil temperature
    • Prevents weed growth
    • Creates an ideal environment for earthworms and other soil organisms
    • Organic matters help keep soil loose
    • Increases root growth
    • Naturally beautifies your yard

For additional information on free mulch, please call TDS at 512-930-1715.

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