res-truck-with-blue-cartThe City of Lufkin’s Solid Waste Ordinance includes the following provisions regarding the collection of household trash:

  • The City of Lufkin provides garbage containers to each residential customer. The container remains the property of the city, and should not be removed from the property when customers change residences.
  • Unauthorized containers will not be serviced.
  • All household trash shall be placed in plastic bags. Bags should be secured and placed into the container provided by the city. There shall be no loose trash in the containers.
  • Customers are required to place containers to the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day, and retrieve containers no later than 7:00 p.m. on the same day.
  • Bags placed outside of or on top of containers will not be collected. 
  • The container should be placed at least three feet away from any other object, including vehicles, mailboxes and utility poles.
  • Containers should be placed on the street side of the curb, with handles pointing toward the customer’s house or property.
  • Where there is no curb available, the container should be placed on the road side of the ditch, and not more than three feet away from the edge of the roadway. Containers should not be placed in ditch lines.
  • Containers should not be overfilled so that lids do not close properly. If a container is overfilled, the customer is responsible for any debris that falls onto the ground. Drivers are not responsible for debris that falls onto the ground unless the container is knocked over by the driver.
  • It shall be considered an offense for customers to place flammable, toxic, corrosive or otherwise hazardous liquids or other materials in a container set out for collection.
  • Containers lost to theft will be replaced at no charge to the customer only after the customer has contacted the Lufkin Police Department and acquired a case number. Containers damaged beyond use by the customer through misuse or neglect will be replaced after a replacement fee has been paid by the customer. Containers damaged by unavoidable circumstances will be replaced at no charge to the customer.

The city will not collect bricks, concrete, concrete blocks, car parts, large metal objects, dirt, rocks or any earthen material placed into containers. The city will also not collect construction material placed into containers, including items such as boards, sheetrock, carpet and padding, roofing material or wire.

PENALTY: Any person, firm or corporation convicted of violating provisions of the City of Lufkin’s Solid Waste Ordinance will be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to $2,000.00, per offense, per day.