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City of Lucas Guidelines

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.

General Information

All 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).

If 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, taped shut.

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 yards 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

Please make 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.
_____ HOUSEHOLD*(Please 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
Upon request, the selected container will be provided at no charge.

Level Of Service

BASIC: Up to 120 gallons of refuse per week
EXPANDED: Up to 240 gallons of refuse per week
EXPANDED PLUS: “Expanded” rate, plus $6.00 for each additional 100 gallons of refuse per week.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal:

For collection of Household Hazardous Waste, please call our office to schedule the pick-up and proper handling of your items (972-734-3333).

Holiday Schedule

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:
New Years
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Bulk Items

Please 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).

Please 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.

Barnes 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).

Again, 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 972-734-3333.


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Basic service starts at $24.00 per month (including all taxes and fees) for residential service, payable monthly. To sign up for service, or for more information, please use our convenient on-line E-Mail and Sign Up form, or Call Barnes Waste Disposal Service at 972-734-3333.

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