Georgetown Recycle & Solid Waste

Single-Stream Recycling

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City of Georgetown residential customers have curbside single-stream recycling offered as part of their solid waste services.

Single stream recycling means there is no need to separate your recyclables; this practice will significantly increase the volume of material diverted from the landfill.

 

*Your recycling container will be picked up bi-weekly. Please have your cart on the curb by 7:00 a.m. (September 5th-May 31st) and 6:00 a.m. (June 1st-September 4th) on your collection day*

Contact Georgetown Customer Care at (512) 930-3640 or email customercare@georgetown.org to:

    • Add an Additional Recycling Cart
    • Replace/Exchange an Existing Recycling Cart

Contact Texas Disposal Systems at 512-930-1715 for:

    • Missed Recycling Pick-Up

Accepted Items for Single Stream Recycling:

Paper Products:

    • Magazines
    • Catalogs
    • Newspapers
    • Junk Mail
    • Envelopes
    • Sticky Notes
    • File Folders
    • Paper Egg Cartons
    • Books w/ Covers Removed

Cardboard/Boxboard:

    • Cereal Boxes
    • Tissue Boxes
    • Cookie Boxes
    • Food Boxes
    • Shipping Boxes
    • Shoe Boxes
    • Corrugated Cardboard
    • Cardboard Cylinders from Paper Towels/Toilet Paper

Empty Containers:

    • Aluminum, Steel or Tin Cans
    • Water Bottles
    • Food Containers
    • Yogurt Containers
    • Glass Bottles (all colors accepted)
    • Prescription medicine containers and caps
    • Plastics #1-#5 (flatten beverage containers, caps can be left on)
    • Hard plastics (from product packaging with any paper or twist ties removed)
    • Cartons (milk or juice)

Single Use Plastics: *YELLOW BAG ONLY

    • Plastic bags
    • Plastic film
    • Cellophane

*Find information on our Yellow “Bag-the-Bag” Recycling program here

Unacceptable Items for Single Stream Recycling 

    • Garbage
    • Food
    • Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves)
    • Hazardous waste (chemicals, paints)
    • Styrofoam (any kind)
    • Pet food bags
    • Pet waste
    • Light bulbs
    • Batteries (any kind)
    • Motor oil containers
    • Aerosol cans
    • Metal coat hangers
    • Clothing
    • Garden hoses
    • Snack bags (like potato chips)
    • Single-use coffee cups
    • Wine corks
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