Residential Solid Waste Services

The City of Georgetown provides garbage and single stream recycling collection services through a contract with Texas Disposal Systems (TDS).

All City utility customers who live inside the city limits are required to have garbage through TDS.

City residents have once a week curbside garbage and bi-weekly recycling service.

Our residents have a choice of a 35-gallon rolling cart (36″H x 24″W x 20″D), 65-gallon rolling cart (42″H x 26″W x 28″D), or 95-gallon rolling cart (46″ H x 28″W x 34″D) provided by TDS.

City utility customers who live outside the city limits have the option of having a once weekly trash pick-up through the City’s contractor or choosing another service provider.

For more information, to request new service, a change in service, or to register a complaint, contact Customer Care at (512) 930-3640 or email

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

To replace or exchange a trash or recycling cart, please call TDS at 512-930-1715

Residential Solid Waste Collection

  • The cart must be placed at the curb for collection by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Residents must fit all garbage inside their the cart. Bags or bundles of garbage outside the cart must have a Bag Tag in order to be collected.  Bag Tags are available for $5 each from the Utility Billing office located at 300-1 Industrial Blvd, 512-930-3640.
  • Acceptable waste includes household garbage and brush. No hazardous materials are allowed inside your cart; for information about our hazardous waste voucher program, click here.
  • Bag Tags are not necessary for Kraft paper bagged yard trimmings collected during the curbside yard waste program dates.
  • To report a broken or defective cart, please call TDS at 512-930-1715 to request a replacement cart to be delivered; this process usually takes 2-3 business days.
  • Residents may place yard trimmings inside their garbage cart but if collected along with your regular trash pick-up, they are not recycled, and are taken to the landfill.  In order to ensure your yard waste is recycled and not thrown away as trash,  visit our Yard Trimming section.
  • Brush may be brought to the Collection Station for recycling.  The cost is $6.25/cubic yard. 

Residential Solid Waste Rates:

  • All others, call Texas Disposal Systems at 1-800-375-8375