Mission Statement

The Solid Waste Collection Division is responsible for maintenance and operation of a refuse collection system for the City of Lawton. Responsibilities include once a week residential collection, providing commercial and industrial waste collection daily.

Our mission is to provide our residents with the most reliable, efficient, and cost effective solid waste collection services possible while preserving public health, protecting the environment, and being responsive to customer needs.

Solid Waste Collection




City of Lawton
2100 SW 6th Street
Lawton, OK73501
United States


Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Wed. 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

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Carts can be out as early as 5 p.m. the day before your collection.

View our interactive map to see when your cart collection day is: https://colgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=91583906b2e948cfa0566acebbf02832

Our operators place the orange tags on carts to notify the resident that they are having an issue servicing your cart. Common problems include: Cart overfull, the cart should have all trash inside the cart and lid able to close; Cart in unsafe place, carts should be placed a minimum of 5 feet away from all objects to include vehicles, mailboxes, fences, trees, and other utilities.        

Yes, additional carts can be leased for $5.28 per month for a minimum of 12 months. Citizens with more than one cart should allow at least 5 feet between them on days of pick up.

Fill out our form to request an additional cart: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/98e17ba13f144fb29d478fa9af0b67f4


For lost or damaged cart assistance, contact our Solid Waste Collection office at 580-581-3428. OR fill out our cart replacement/repair form: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/98e17ba13f144fb29d478fa9af0b67f4

Solid Waste Collection offers house side pickup for disabled residents, meaning that those that qualify for this service do not have to place poly carts at the curb. Solid Waste Collection employees will instead collect the resident’s garbage from the side or front of their home and return it to the same spot after dumping.

Those with qualifying disabilities and no able-bodied household member will incur no additional cost for house side collection. The completed application must be submitted to the City of Lawton Solid Waste Division, 212 SW 9th Street, Lawton, OK 73501.  Annual recertification is required.

Please call 580-581-3428 for additional information.

Click here to read a letter from Solid Waste Superintendent Jason Mansel regarding house side pickup.

Carts should be placed in the street, at your curbside and have at least 5 feet clearance of any obstructions on all sides (this still applies if you have two carts). The wheels should be facing the curb.

The City of Lawton has a partnership with the third party recycling company Recyclops. Citizens can sign up for curbside recycling pickup with Recyclops at www.recyclops.com.

Civilian citizens can also utilize the City of Lawton's neighbors and community partners at Fort Sill MWR, which manages a nearby Recycle Center located on Fort Sill. More information on the center can be found by calling 580.442.5712 or online at https://sill.armymwr.com/programs/recycle-center.

2022 Holidays Collection Schedule

  • May 30 cart collection will occur on May 31; May 31 cart collection will occur on June 1
  • July 4 cart collection will occur on July 5; July 5 cart collection will occur on July 6
  • Sept. 5 Cart collection will occur on Sept. 6; Sept. 6 cart collection will occur on Sept. 7
  • Nov. 24 cart collection will occur on Nov. 23

A full holiday collection schedule can be found in the Solid Waste Set Out Guide: https://www.lawtonok.gov/sites/default/files/2022-01/COL%20Solid%20Waste%20Set%20Out%20Guide%202022%20%282%29.pdf

Please contact Solid Waste Collection for questions at 580-581-3428.