Your Residential Refuse (Garbage and Trash) Collection
Solid Waste Division provides refuse collection service to all Lawton residences. Your collector is responsible for about 1000 homes and 1100 carts each day!
The City of Lawton is currently in the process of automating the residential refuse collection process. There are several routes that have the 95 gallon Refuse carts in operation. The City of Lawton will continue the automation process until all of the residential routes are automated.
Automated refuse trucks are used to enable the collector to remain in the truck cab to increase productivity and decreasing chances for worker injury.
Using hydraulic controls the driver guides a robotic "arm" out to grasp, lift and dump contents into hopper on top of the truck.
The automated collection system requires adequate room for the robotic arm to grasp the cart. Cart(s) must be placed at least (5) feet from obstructions, such as mailbox, other carts, fences, meters, poles, landscape, etc. Drivers must remain in the truck cab to maintain the high level of productivity and low cost of the automated system. Excess trash exceeding the cart capacities will not be picked up. If you regularly experience an overflow of trash outside your cart, please consider, the additional cart(s) for only $5.00 per month for a minimum of 12 consecutive months, this will be added to your utility bill.
Questions or Problems? Call Solid Waste Division at 581-3413.
Here’s How It’s Done!
Your cart can melt! Never place hot ashes in the cart. Do not place hazardous liquids or chemicals such as paints, oil, corrosive solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides, etc. Many liquids or chemicals may become dangerous and hazardous when mixed in the cart or in the collection vehicle from other addresses on the route.
Are You a Two-Cart Family?
You may wish to request additional carts if overflows are consistent every week. Cost of additional carts is $5.00 per cart per month which is added to your utility bill which equates to about a $1.25 more per week.
TAG! You're It!
Please read the Customer Notification Tags the collector leaves on your cart. It is the only way the collector has to communicate if there is a problem with the collection service. Tags advise what the problems are and how to correct it. If clarification is needed feel free to call Solid Waste Collection Division at 581-3413.
Here’s How It’s Done!
Solid Waste Services provides refuse collection services for Lawton businesses and multifamily (apartment) dwellings. The collector services about 200 containers per day. Containers sizes are 2, 4, 6 and 8 cubic yard.
To maintain a high level of productivity All the refuse must be placed in the container. Waste outside of the container will not be collected; the collector is not responsible for reloading the container. Contact Solid Waste Services at 581-3413 when more service or extra dumps are needed. Nominal fees are charged for additional service or extra dumps which are added to the utility bill.
Some waste items such as furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc.; are damaging to collection equipment and should not be placed into containers. Call Solid Waste Services at 581-3413 to schedule a bulk collection for the collection of large items. This will get the correct equipment on the job for the collection to avoid worker injuries and reduce damaging collection equipment.
Questions or Problems? Call Solid Waste Services at 581-3413.
As a part of the service customers are assigned to share use of metal containers of 2, 4, 6 and 8 cubic yard size. Containers are property of the City of Lawton and are permanently assigned to business addresses. The containers are designed to handle up to 6,000 pounds, however, never load dirt, concrete or other heavy materials into the containers. Customers will be asked to unload containers if they are overloaded because of weight.
Commercial container cost ranges from $58.38 to $710.12 per month depending on container size (4, 6 or 8-cubic yard) and service frequency (once to 6-times per week). Multiple containers are provided at apartments, school campuses or where waste volumes exceed one container serviced 4-times per week.
Some large businesses purchase industrial stationary compactor with 25 to 42 cubic yard capacity which is serviced by Lawton Solid Waste Services with special "roll off" hauling equipment. Charges for "roll off" services are $48.01 per ton with a 4 ton minimum of once a week dump plus $35.00 spot fee for placement. To set up this service Contact Lawton Solid Waste Collection Division at 581-3413.
We have a limited number of 20 yard open top containers so please call for availability. 581-3413
Your Bulk/Large Item Collection!
Residential customers are provided 2 bulk collections each year as needed or required. They will be announced for April and October.
Leave at least four (4) feet between large, bulk materials or all obstructions such as; mailbox, poles, fences, etc. Bulk collection equipment uses a clam shell loader device which requires sufficient clearance for operations.
Discarded appliances collected are RECYCLED as scrap metal.
Christmas tree Recycling Program
Once each year Christmas tree’s are collected free of charge from citizens at drop off points at the Kidzone on 38 th street and Elmer Thomas Parks during the month of January. Trees will be placed in the area lakes for fish habitats. All trees must be clean from ornaments and decorations for this use.
Contact Solid Waste Services at 581-3413