Garbage and Recycling Services

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Garbage and Recycling Services2018-09-18T14:35:07+00:00

5895 Lafin Road
Mon – Fri: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Residential use only.

4955 Lafin Road
409-842-1483
Bengy Williams, Manager

  • Residential Trash Collection

    The Garbage and Recycling Services Division provides the following residential collection services:

    • Once per week garbage collection
    • Once per week small yard waste collection
    • Once per week used motor oil and oil filter collection
    • Once per week heavy trash collection
    Regular Collection Schedule

    Regular collection is route based. To get your pick-up schedule, call 409-842-1483

    Tips for the best collection service
    • Garbage containers must be placed curb side by 7 a.m. on collection day and removed from the curb by 8 p.m. on the same day. Residents should not leave garbage containers at the curb overnight following collection day.
    • All garbage other than heavy trash items (old furniture, household furnishings, yard waste, etc.) must be placed inside your 90-gallon container for pick-up. Waste that is outside the container will not be collected, and could result in a ticket and fine.
    • Items which could be reused should be donated to charity or other organizations whenever possible.
    • We suggest that you don’t place odor-producing garbage such as seafood waste, meats and old foods, in your 90-gallon container until collection day. If possible, refrigerate or freeze these items, then place in container on collection day.
  • Bulk Trash Collection

    Heavy trash is collected weekly on your regular pickup day.  The service is limited to single-family residential customers. Heavy trash from any other entity must be transported to the landfill.

    Heavy trash includes:

    • Large yard waste (Limbs & branches up to 8-feet long, or cut to 8-foot lengths)
    • Tree trunks larger than 12″ in diameter must be cut to a maximum two foot length
    • Furniture and mattresses
    • Appliances and miscellaneous heavy debris
    • A maximum of four tires per year

    Heavy trash is NOT collected by city crews from the following:

    • Businesses
    • Churches
    • Apartment buildings
    • Construction sites
    • Vacant lots

    Please note that two days are allowed for each area. All material must be stacked neatly in separate piles and not under low overhead utility lines or trees.

    heavy trash diagram

    Citizens who live on a corner lot should stack bulk trash as far as possible away from the roadway intersection, while still stacking the trash on their property. These Citizens should make certain that all drivers who travel through the intersection in any direction have a clear unobstructed view.

  • Holiday Collection Schedule

    No Services will be provided on the following holidays:

    • New Year’s Day
    • Fourth of July
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day

    All other holidays are regular work days for collections and the landfill.

    When any of the above listed holidays fall on a collection day, the collection schedule will shift to the following day. This will result in the last collection day being on the Friday of that holiday week. For instance, there will be no collection Thanksgiving Day (Thursday), therefore, the regular Thursday collection day will be moved to Friday.

  • Optional Service

    Additional Containers

    If one garbage container is not sufficient for your needs, additional containers are available.

    • One additional 90-gallon garbage container $3.75/month
    • Two additional 90-gallon garbage containers $7.50/month
    • Three additional 90-gallon garbage container $11.25/month
    • Four additional 90-gallon garbage container $15.00/month

    To apply for additional containers, print and fill out the attached form, and either fax or bring it to the Garbage and Recycling Services Administration office.

    Application for Additional Container

    Garbage and Recycling Services Administration
    4955 Lafin Road

    409-842-1483
    409-842-1722 (fax)

    Additional containers will be delivered within two working days after receipt of application.

  • Curbside Recycling

    The Beaumont City Council voted to implement a voluntary single stream curbside recycling program to start on October 1, 2016.

    Those wanting to participate would have to pay $58.00 for a recycling container and a monthly service fee of $11.50.  Participation in the program is available to all residents of the City of Beaumont on a volunteer basis. Recycling collection will occur once per week on your current trash pickup day.

    Please complete the application below.

    Curbside Recycling Application

    Allowable Materials:

    • Paper
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • Telephone Books
    • Mail
    • Cardboard
    • #1 – #7 Plastic
    • Aluminum Beverage Containers
    • Iron, Steel, & Tin Cans

    Materials NOT Allowed:

    • Plastic Bags/Plastic Wrap
    • Metal/Wire Hangers
    • Glass (of any kind)
    • Light Bulbs
    • Styrofoam
    • Food Waste/Food Debris

    All “allowable materials” must be placed in the recycling container and placed at the curbside in order to be collected by the City of Beaumont.

  • Drop-off Recycling

    Gulf Coast Recycling provides drop-off recycling services at 1995 Cedar Street, at the corner of Fourth and Cedar streets. The site is open 24/7 for drop-off recycling.

    They accept the following materials:

    • All grades of paper
    • #1 & #2 plastic containers
    • Aluminum cans
  • Yard Waste Recycling

    The City recycles yard waste through our composting program. Approximately 25% of all materials collected at the curb by city trucks is yard waste, which is composted and returned to citizens at no cost. In order for us to compost this material, it must be put curbside separate from your other waste, and not put into your 90-gallon trash container. If yard waste is not separated, it cannot be composted.

    For the best service, please see the following tips:

    • Small yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, small twigs and branches) is collected curbside on your garbage collection day.
    • Small yard waste must be placed in plastic bags, or in a separate container. Separate container(s) must be no larger than 32 gallons or heavier than 50 pounds and placed curbside at least 3 feet from your garbage can on collection day.
    • All containers, except plastic/paper bags will be emptied and left curbside for re-use.
    • Yard waste is prohibited from being placed in the 90-gallon container. It is very important to separate all yard waste from your garbage and other trash.
  • Used Motor Oil Recycling

    Used motor oil and filters generated from “do-it-yourself” oil changes are collected from curbside each garbage collection day. A maximum of five gallons will be collected per visit.

    Please follow these guidelines to ensure that your used motor oil is collected and recycled:

    • Drain used motor oil into plastic clear or opaque white containers with screw on caps.
    • Never mix oil with other fluids. Any substance other than used motor oil will contaminate the oil.
    • Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly and lid is taped shut to prevent spillage.
    • Place gallon jugs at the curb on your collection day (place jugs approximately three feet from the garbage can and/or small yard waste).
    • Empty used jugs will be left on the curb to be used for future oil changes.
    • IN ADDITION, used oil filters will also be collected curbside. Place oil filter in a plastic bag next to the oil for curbside collection.
  • Computer Recycling

    Goodwill Industries, in partnership with Dell, accepts computers and computer equipment in any condition for recycling. Computers can be dropped off at any Goodwill location. For more information, call 409-838-9911.

    Texas TCEQ Recycing Computer Information Link

  • Holiday Closures

    • New Year’s Day
    • Fourth of July
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
  • Compost Distribution

    Saturdays
    8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Citizens with proof of Beaumont residency (utility bill, driver’s license, etc.) will not be charged for landfill disposal if they haul the debris themselves from their single family residences.

Contractors such as roofers, lawn services, tree trimmers, etc., will be charged for disposal. There is also a charge for disposal of trash from businesses regardless of who the hauler is.

Household Hazardous Waste

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission holds regular collection events for household hazardous waste in our area.

Because they are toxic and pose health and environmental hazards if disposed of improperly, the following items should not be disposed of with your regular garbage:

  • Batteries
  • paint and varnish
  • solvents
  • pesticides and fertilizers
  • auto fluids
  • used oil and filters
  • pool chemicals
  • mercury

This is only a partial list. If you have any questions about potentially toxic materials, or you would like the date of the next collection event, contact SETRPC at 409-899-8444, Ext. 7520, or visit setrpc.org.

Composting

Each year, millions of tons of leaves, grass clippings, tree limbs, weeds, organic debris and other yard wastes end up in Texas landfills. This volume represents about 20 percent of all trash placed in landfills. It costs Texans more than $250 million a year to collect and dispose of yard wastes.

Putting these materials to use instead of throwing them away can save money and preserve and protect the environment for all Texans. Click here for information and tips on composting from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Neighborhood Clean-Up and Adopt-a-Street Programs

The City of Beaumont offers a number of free services to help citizens keep their neighborhoods clean and free of trash and litter, including loaner trash bins and loaner garbage trucks, and neighborhood cleanup days.

Individuals and organizations also can participate in our Adopt-A-Street program. The program requires a two-year commitment to keep a specific stretch of roadway litter-free. Participants are recognized with a street sign, and can have a group photo under the sign.  The photo will appear on the city’s home page.