Trash

Trash Collection Services

City of Lucas Guidelines: The City of Lucas contracts with Barnes Waste Disposal, Inc. (BWDI) for trash collection services. The charge for trash collection is added to your monthly water bill. If your water is provided by another source, you will receive a bill from the City of Lucas for trash service only.

General Information:
Time: To avoid missing collection, please be sure to have ALL trash out by 7 a.m. on your day of service.

Basic Service: The basic monthly service rate is for up to 120 gallons of trash collected each week from a single residence, which is equivalent to (1) 96-gallon polycart container plus up to 3 kitchen sized trash bags. Upon request, each residence will be supplied with (1) 96-gallon polycart at no charge. Basic service is $22.35 per month (includes tax).

Expanded Service: The expanded monthly service rate is for up to 240 gallons of trash collected each week from a single residence, which is equivalent to (2) 96-gallon polycart containers plus up to 3 kitchen sized trash bags. Residents should contact BWDI to request expanded service. BWDI will then notify the City and your bill will be adjusted for the additional monthly cost. Expanded service does not change the collection frequency or the amount of included bulky items collected. Expanded service is $27.28 per month (includes tax).

Expanded+ Service: The expanded+ monthly service rate is for up to 340 gallons of trash collected each week from a single residence, which is equivalent to (3) 96-gallon polycart containers plus up to 3 kitchen sized trash bags. Residents should contact BWDI to request expanded service. BWDI will then notify the City and your bill will be adjusted for the additional monthly cost. Expanded service does not change the collection frequency or the amount of included bulky items collected. Expanded service is $32.21 per month (includes tax).

2 Basic Service: The 2 basic service rate is for up to 440 gallons of trash collected each week from a single residence, which is equivalent to (4) 96-gallon polycart containers plus up to 3 kitchen sized trash bags. Residents should contact BWDI to request expanded service. BWDI will then notify the City and your bill will be adjusted for the additional monthly cost. Expanded service does not change the collection frequency or the amount of included bulky items collected. Expanded service is $37.92 per month (includes tax).

BWDI shall have no obligation to collect trash, garbage, or refuse in excess of the service level chosen for your residence. If your residence requires more than the above described services, you may request another polycart and each additional 100 gallons of refuse will be collected at an additional rate. If the amount of trash set out for collection each week exceeds your chosen level of service, you will automatically be raised to the level of service that is appropriate for the amount being collected.

Bulk Items: You must call in advance for bulk items (furniture, appliances, junk clean out, yard debris). Due to limited space on the truck, if you have not called in advance, items may be left. Please label any items that are not obvious as refuse. Route personnel are limited to 2 cubic yards of bulk, twice a month, collected with regular trash once it has been scheduled. Two cubic yards is 6ft long x 3ft wide x 3ft tall, or about the size of a loveseat.

Special Preparations for Bulk Items:
-Carpet must be cut into strips no wider than 48 inches and rolled into secured bundles of no more than 35 lbs.
-Glass Doors, Mirrors, or Windows must have the glass broken out and placed into a sealed cardboard or hard-sided container to be collected with the rest of the item.
-Basketball Goals must be drained and disassembled.

Special Collections: For large amounts of refuse, furniture, bulk items, and/or yard debris in excess of 2 cubic yards, you must call BWDI directly to schedule a special collection.

Lawn Debris: All lawn clippings should be contained in either the paper “green bags” or 2mil plastic garbage bags, and weigh no more than 35 lbs. per bag, with a limit of 5 bags collected per week. Excessive grass, leaves, and lawn clippings are subject to an extra charge.

Cut and bundled limbs will be collected in unlimited amounts so long as limbs and brush are cut to no longer than 48 inches in length and bound in bundles of no more than 6 inches in diameter, weighing no more than 35 lbs. A different truck may collect tree limbs/brush if more than 2 cubic yards is placed out.

In addition, BWDI will schedule larger/uncut brush piles on a first come, first serve basis of up to (10) cubic yards, twice per calendar year. This complimentary service requires brush to be curbside and will not be collected with your regular trash. Contact BWDI to schedule a collection.
BWDI is not responsible for collecting brush or lawn debris generated by lawn services or any person that is not the account holder.

Extra Services: such as carryout from your backyard, pasture, tree line, etc. can be arranged and will be quoted on an “as needed” basis. The cost for these services will be billed directly from BWDI, and must be paid prior to collection.

Stable Matter: Manure or stable matter will be billed directly by BWDI and will not be collected with regular trash, unless the customer has contacted BWDI first. Customers must provide their own containers for manure or stable matter. Contact BWDI for more information on this service.
The following items will not be collected by BWDI: Including but not limited to hazardous waste, roofing material, shingles, dirt, rock, brick, steel shavings, concrete, hot ashes, automotive parts, tires, batteries, liquid paint, motor oil, solvents, pool chemicals, refrigerant appliances, radioactive material, pathogens, toxic waste, acidic waste, or volatile material.

BWDI will not collect or dispose of construction, remodel, or landscape debris generated by a business, individual, or entity providing services to the property owner.

Household Hazardous Waste: Please call BWDI for monthly collection dates and instructions.

Holiday Schedule: (BWDI only observes the following holidays)
New Year’s Day           Memorial Day           Fourth of July           Labor Day           Thanksgiving Day          Christmas Day
If your service day falls on or after these holidays your trash collection will be one day later, for that week only. Friday routes will be collected on Saturday. Service days preceding a holiday will not be affected. Bulk items will not be collected on holiday weeks.

Office Hours: Our office is typically open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. We do try to answer phone calls as they come in, however, if we are on the phone with another customer or out of the office, you may need to leave a message. We will return the call of anyone who has left a message while we were unavailable.

Containers provided to the customer by Barnes Waste Disposal, Inc. are on loan from the company to be used while the customer has service in good standing with Barnes Waste Disposal, Inc. In the event of a service cancellation, whether initiated by the customer or the company, the trash container must be returned to Barnes Waste Disposal Inc. If a container is not able to be recovered by the company, the customer will be charged for the container.

Please be sure to add [email protected] and [email protected] to your e-mail contacts or “white list” to ensure that you do not miss a notification from our office. We never sell your e-mail address, and will only use them to contact you regarding your service or billing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 972-734-3333, [email protected], or www.barneswds.com

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