Welcome to the City of Georgetown! Listed below are Residential
Waste Collection and Disposal Procedures.
1) Please place your garbage at the curb THE NIGHT BEFORE your
scheduled pick up. Collection times for your pick up may vary from
week to week. If you are not sure what you scheduled day is, please
call and mark you calendar.
Holiday Schedule Changes are listed in the Georgetown News-Graphic
newspaper the week prior to the upcoming holiday.
2) What to put out:
a. Containers will be metal or plastic, minimum 10 gallon capacity
to a maximum of 32 gallon capacity. All containers will have at
least two carrying handles and tight fitting lids. Anything larger
will be left.
b. Plastic bags (e.g., diabetic needles). Only heavy duty, securely
tied bags. 10 gallon minimum capacity to 32 gallon maximum capacity
will be picked up as long as they dont pose a health risk
or nuisance ( e.g., dogs, cats)
c. Not to exceed 50 pounds per bundle. Brush and branches need
to be securely tied in 4 ft. long bundles or neatly stacked.
3) Items that need advance notice:
a. Water heaters, furnaces, carpet, furniture, and appliances.
4) WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
a. construction debris (e.g. lumber, shingles, and dry wall),
tires, batteries, car parts
b. Hazardous waste, poisons, liquid paints, oil, cleaning and
paint fuel, pesticides, dead animals, feces, or any item that
may be considered hazardous.
5) Missed pick ups:
a. Trash that is not out when the driver arrives will be noted
on the drivers route sheet and will not be picked up until
the NEXT SCHEDULED REGULAR PICKUP DAY.
b. In case of bad weather, equipment problems, or holidays, service
will be caught up as soon as possible beginning with the next
available working day.
6) On certain holidays normal trash pickup will be rescheduled.
A reminder will be printed in the Georgetown News-Graphic newspaper
the week prior to the holiday.