Single Stream Recycling


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.


We’re proud to offer at-home film plastic recycling via the “Bag-the-Bag” program exclusively through Texas Disposal Systems. You can get these bags at the Georgetown Municipal Complex at 300-1 Industrial Ave., the Transfer Station at 250 W.L. Walden Rd., or the Sun City Social Center monitors desk, 2 Texas Drive.

Your recycling container will be picked up bi-weekly.

  • Additional recycle carts are available upon request for $8.00/month by calling the City of Georgetown Customer Care at 512-930-3640
  • To request a change in cart size or to report a broken cart, please call Georgetown Customer Care at 512-930-3640
  • Any concerns about a missed recycling pick-up please call TDS at 512-930-1715.

**Please have your cart at the curb by 7:00 AM on your collection day.**

Check out the Single Stream Recycling “Yes/No” list here: TDS Yes/No Single Stream Recycling List

Accepted items for single stream recycling:

  • Glass bottles (all colors accepted)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel cans
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard cylinders from paper towels, toilet paper
  • Prescription medicine containers and caps
  • Plastics #1-#7 (flatten beverage containers, caps can be left on the container)
  • Hard plastics (from product packaging with any paper or twist ties removed)
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines
  • Books with covers removed
  • White paper
  • Junk mail
  • Pasteboard (cereal, tissue boxes)
  • Telephone books
  • Aluminum foil, pie plates (clean and balled)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Asceptic and gable top cartons (such as milk or juice cartons)
  • Plastic bags and plastic film, cellophane (ONLY within the yellow ‘Bag the Bag’ stuffer bag)


The following may be recycled and must be in the TDS “Bag the Bag”, not loose in your cart:

  • All types of clear or opaque common film plastics
  • single-use and reusable plastic bags with handles
  • dry cleaning bags
  • newspaper bags
  • meat and produce bags (free of food residue)
  • bread bags
  • to-go food bags
  • Ziploc-type bags
  • plastic wrap and cellophane products
  • six-pack rings
  • all types of plastic wrap encasing products such as paper towel rolls, toilet papers, napkins, paper plates, etc.

**Please tie the Stuffer bag tightly before adding to your recycle cart.**

PLEASE DO NOT put the following items in your recycle cart:

  • Garbage
  • Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves)
  • Hazardous waste (chemicals, paints)
  • Loose plastic bags
  • 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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