City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

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Solid Waste-Frequently Asked Questions


What day is regular trash pick-up?

All trash is picked on Monday or Tuesday, for your specific day, call 633-0281.

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What day is limb/junk pick-up?

Limbs and junk are picked up by work order. The city is divided into four sections and drivers work one section a day, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. To schedule a pick-up, call 633-0281.


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Can the blue and gray containers be dumped the same day?

NO. The gray containers are for household trash only and blue containers are for recyclables only.

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What do I do with paint and paint cans?

Paint that has dried is no longer hazardous waste. Allow paint to dry and then dispose of household paint in regular trash.

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Does the city pick up tires? If not, what do I do with them?

No, the city does not pick up tires. If you have tires, you may take them to any tire dealer and/or the Angelina County Landfill; they will dispose of them for a fee.

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How do I dispose of Hypo needles?

Hypo needles are considered part of the infectious waste stream and as such should be taken back to local hospitals or your doctor's office.  You may also place them in a 2 liter soda bottle and dispose of in the regular trash.  Please help prevent stick injuries to our employees.


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What should I do if there is too much trash to go into the gray container?

Catch the driver when he is dumping your container and he will allow you to reload the container or put the trash in next week's collection. Do not stack the bags beside the container; the driver will not pick them up.

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Why can't the driver dump both carts on the same day?

Gray containers are for household trash, which is taken to the landfill. Blue containers are for recyclable material, which is taken to the recycling center for processing.


Common reasons garbage is not picked up?


Trash cans too close together, needs to be no closer than 4 feet.

Trash can too full or stacked on top of container.

Trash pilled up around container.

Car or other object to close to container needs to be at least 4 feet from any object.

Trash not out too curb by 7:00 am.

Trash cart handles facing street instead of towards the house.

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How do I get a gray trash or blue recycling cart?


Call 633-0281 to request a blue cart or to request a trash or recycle cart.

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