SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE:
City of Lufkin’s Solid Waste Ordinance includes the following
provisions regarding the collection of household trash:
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.
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.
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.
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. Work orders
for the collection of extra bags must be placed through Solid
Extra bags should be
placed at least three feet away from the container. 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.
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.