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The City of Georgetown has partnered with Texas Disposal Systems to offer free holiday string-light recycling to all Georgetown residents. Residents can drop off their old or broken string lights through Jan. 31 at one of three collection stations:
City of Georgetown Collection and Transfer Station, 250 W.L. Walden Road
Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.
Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.
Sun City residents may also drop off old or broken string lights at the Cowan Creek Pavilion, 1433 Cool Spring Way, in Sun City. The program is limited to string lights. Lights must be taken to a collection station and cannot be placed in residential or commercial recycling bins because they will damage the sorting machines at the recycling center. Yard art, inflatables, and other holiday lighting will not be collected.