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SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

  • “Special Collections” refers to items like limbs, brush and large yard debris, junk items, appliances, furniture, extra trash and bagged yard waste.
  • Bagged yard waste, including leaves, lawn clippings, small brush and straw.
  • A work order must be placed with Solid Waste Services for any Special Collection item.
  • Items should be placed as close to the roadway as safely possible, but several feet away from trees, vehicles, utility poles, mailboxes, etc.
  • Special Collection items should not be mixed. For example, do not place appliances and limbs in the same pile.
  • Brush trimmings, limbs and other vegetation will be collected along with bagged yard waste as long as such trimmings are: no larger than 24 inches in diameter; no longer than six feet; and tied in bundles weighing no more than 40 pounds.
  • Limbs and brush not in compliance with the above provision will be collected by work order only on a per case basis.
  • It shall be considered an offense for customers to place for collection flammable, toxic, corrosive or otherwise hazardous liquids or other materials.
The city is not responsible for the collection of contracted or commercial landscape debris. The material shall be properly disposed of at the owners or contractors expense.

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.