Section 10 Public Works
Policy 10-3 COLLECTION OF FEES AT THE SANITARY LANDFILL
DISTRIBUTION: Mayor and Council
SUBJECT: Collection of Fees at the Sanitary Landfill
PURPOSE: To establish a policy and procedures for collection of fees at
the City of Lawton
BACKGROUND: Personnel operating the gate house at the City landfill have
difficulty in administering the provisions of the City Code as it relates to the landfill fee
exceptions. It is often difficult to determine who in fact are residents of the City who are paying
for refuse collection. The term residential solid waste is not defined, therefore
it is subject to
PROCEDURE: A. As specified in the City Code, fees
will be collected at the landfill gate
on a per ton basis at the rate provided in the fee schedule. However,
no charge will be
assessed provided the following conditions are met:
1. The solid waste from their own personal residence meets the definition of
garbage, refuse, rubbish or trash, or yard trash.
2. The solid waste from their own personal residence must be hauled to the landfill
in a family-owned passenger car, pickup, or truck up to and including a 1 Ton. Any vehicle with
markings or tags will be assessed a fee. However, commercial vehicles bringing grass clippings
or wood chips to the Landfill will not be assessed a fee as long as the grass clippings or wood
chips are not contained in plastic bags or other similar containers and are not co-mingled with
other wastes. Vehicles larger than 1 Ton will be assessed a fee. No charge will be assessed for
trailers hauled by a family-owned passenger car, pickup, or truck, 1 Ton and smaller.
B. The person or persons hauling the solid waste from their own personal residence
residents of the City of Lawton who are paying for refuse collection services in accordance with
the provisions of Section 22-141, Lawton City Code. Users of the landfill desiring to dispose of
refuse at no charge will be required to show evidence of Lawton residency. Individuals must
present a current City of Lawton utility bill, reflecting a charge for refuse service. If a utility
cannot be presented, a current drivers license reflecting an address within the corporate City
limits of Lawton will be accepted.
C. The Landfill Superintendent is responsible for enforcement
of this policy.
REFERENCES: Section 22-141-144, 22-401, Lawton City Code, 1995, or as
EFFECTIVE DATE: This policy supersedes Council Policy 10-3 dated November
and will remain in effect until rescinded.
CECIL E. POWELL
(CP10-3, Amended, 05/12/1998; CP 10-3, Amended, 11/10/1997)