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Residential Refuse and Bulky Waste Pick-Up

The City of Lawton Solid Waste Division provides residents with once-a-week residential refuse collection and once-a-month bulky waste pick-up.

Once-A-Week Residential Refuse Collection

The Solid Waste Collections Division provides refuse collection service to all Lawton residences. Your collector is responsible for about 1,000 homes and 1,100 poly carts each day.

The City of Lawton utilizes the automated collection method for the residential refuse collection process. Automated refuse trucks enable the collector to remain in the truck cab to increase productivity and decrease chances for worker injury.

Using hydraulic controls the driver guides a robotic arm out to grasp, lift and dump contents into the hopper on top of the truck. The automated collection system requires adequate room for the robotic arm to grasp the cart. Poly carts must be placed at least five feet from obstructions, such as mailbox, other carts, fences, utility 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 poly cart capacities will not be picked up. If you regularly experience an overflow of trash outside your poly cart, please consider an additional poly cart at a cost of only $5.28 per month for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. This will be added to your utility bill.

Things to remember:

  • Poly carts are permanently assigned to the residence address.
  • Poly carts are designed to hold up to 300 pounds.
  • To prevent tipping, never push the poly cart unless the lid is closed.
  • Poly carts are collected once per week. (See referenced collection map for collection days.)

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Once-A-Month Residential Bulky Waste Pick-Up

The Solid Waste Collection Division offers bulk collection service for only large, bulky items that will not fit in a poly cart as well as bagged yard waste and tree limbs. It will be provided for all one- and two-family dwellings that are current on utility accounts. Each active utility home will have a bulky waste set out day which will occur on a Wednesday. (Please see referenced map for your bulk collection schedule).

Each bulky waste pickup (per account collection) will be limited to 4 cubic yards and items shall be placed a minimum of 5 feet from obstructions, such as mailboxes, fences, water and gas meters and parked cars. Bulky waste pickups must be placed within 10 feet behind the curb; not in the street. Items also shall not be placed under trees or power lines to avoid interference with equipment.

Bulky Waste Collection Guidelines

  • Residents will have a 4 cubic yard size limitation per pickup (which is equivalent to two refrigerators, three queen mattresses, two couches, or a stack of brush 3ft.x 6ft.x 6ft). In the event that the bulk pickup is larger than 4 cubic yards, contact will be made with resident and, in the future, there may be additional fees applied to their account for the additional pickup.
  • Residents need to have their bulk items at the curb by 7 A.M. on the day of their scheduled set out and no earlier than 72 hours prior to collection day. Please allow up to three days for crews to complete an area's bulky waste collection.
  • During times of natural disaster events (floods, ice storms, etc.), residential bulk collection may be suspended until disaster debris is fully collected.

For questions in reference to bulk pickup, contact the Solid Waste Collection office at 580.581.3428 Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., with the exception of Wednesday; Wednesday office hours are from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

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