Guidelines - City of Lucas Residents Only
Last Updated: May 1, 2012
Since 2002, Barnes WDS has been
collecting trash for all residents within the city limits of Lucas. The charge
for this service will be added to your monthly water bill, or if your water is
provided by another source, in a separate bill sent from the City. To avoid any
confusion or problems with collection, please read the following guidelines and
be sure to share this information with others in your household. For more detailed
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A Subscription Recycling
Service is available to residents in the City Of Lucas residents.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal in Lucas:
For collection of Household Hazardous Waste, please call our office to schedule the pick-up and proper handling of your items (972-396-1139).
Place Of Collection
Containers To Be Used
garbage and/or trash must be enclosed within plastic or treated paper bags no
heavier than 35 lbs each before placing inside your chosen container per Lucas
City Ordinance No. 06-03-02.
- NEW! You may now put your unbagged
recyclables into a self-purchased container for collection. You may use any
type of container so long as the weight does not exceed 50 lbs., including contents.
We will bring labels to mark your own container OR you may purchase a 95-gallon
polycart similar to the one we provide for trash that is already labeled "Recycle
ONLY". The cost for a polycart is $90.00 (tax & delivery included).
you wish to receive an e-mail reminder for recycling day, simply send us an e-mail
or call our office and we'll add you to the list. Please call our office to notify
us of your intent to use a container instead of bags.
- NOTE that we
will not collect recyclables from a container that is not marked with "recycling
only". In addition, the regular trash collector will not pick up trash
out of a container marked "recycle only".
- Empty cardboard boxes
must be flattened and bundled together or if filled with packing material,
- Brush must be cut in 4 foot lengths and must be bundled in packages no heavier than 35 lbs. each.
- Your trash must be at the collection
site no later than 7:00 a.m. on your day of service.
- With advanced notice,
up to 2 cubic yard of bulky items will be collected on your regular day of service
during the month, within the Bulk Items guidelines listed below.
- All refuse must be placed in a location readily
accessible to our collection personnel. In addition, the area should be free of
obstructing vehicles, lawn equipment or other such items.
Place Of Collection
your selection according to your regular household needs. If you do not request
otherwise, the default selection of Basic Curbside service using your own containers
will be chosen for you.
_____ CURBSIDE, OR
read requirements below)
*Your driveway must be at least 60 feet
in length and reasonably straight. We must be able to bring our collection truck
up your driveway and park within six feet of your containers. The driveway must
also be clear of other vehicles, recreational equipment, lawn equipment, trees,
utility poles/wires, steep slopes or drop-offs, decorative structures, or any
other barriers. Containers must be obvious to collection personnel.
Types Of Containers To Be Used
_____ OWN CANS
_____ (1) 95 GALLON POLYCART
the selected container will be provided at no charge.
Level Of Service
BASIC: Equivalent of up to 120 gallons of refuse per week
EXPANDED: Equivalent of up to 240 gallons of refuse per week
PLUS: "Expanded" rate, plus $6.00 for each additional 100 gallons
of refuse per week.
Barnes WDS observes the
following holidays. If your regular day of collection falls on OR after a weekday holiday, service will be delayed one day for that week only. Friday routes will
be collected on Saturday. Please note that we do not skip service for any
holidays other than those listed below:
4th of July
note that any and all bulk pickup services require advanced notice. Bulk items
will be picked up on request, at no extra charge on your regular day of service
any two weeks during the month, within the following guidelines.
- Please label any items that are not obvious as refuse.
- Bulk items may
include furniture, appliances, brush or landscaping, multiple boxes, lawn equipment,
light remodeling or carpentry debris (from projects done by the homeowner only),
limited to two (2) cubic yards per collection (approximately the size of a sofa).
note that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prohibits the disposal of "white
goods" containing chlorofluorcarbon refrigerants ("CFCs" - freon)
such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners. These items will not be
collected without a certificate of removal of the CFCs and these will be a $35.00
charge for collection.
- For public health and safety reasons, the following
items will not be collected (including but not limited to): hazardous waste,
roofing material, construction or remodeling debris done by a contractor, dirt,
rock, steel shavings, concrete, hot ashes, automotive parts, tires, batteries,
liquid paint, motor oil, solvents, pool chemicals, radioactive materials, pathogens,
toxic waste, acidic waste, or volatile material. In addition, any stable matter
with great weight, or volume in excess of two (2) cubic yards (approximately 6'x6'x3',
or the area of a full size sofa) must be scheduled as a "special collection."
- Our basic
monthly rate is for normal (up to 120 gallons) single household waste only per
week (businesses, day cares, school, etc. are subject to a higher rate); please do not share your collection days with friends, relatives, or neighbors.
WDS route personnel are not responsible for trash torn up by animals, and will
not collect trash if there is a menacing or threatening animal guarding your trash
or in your container(s).
we have established these guidelines so that we may continue to provide you with
the best service possible. If you have any questions or concerns, as always, please
use our convenient on-line E-Mail
& Sign-Up form, or feel free to contact us at 972-396-1139.
Norman & Stacie Barnes
Barnes Waste Disposal Service