The complete text of the All Star Waste Systems letter on the change-over in trash service is noted below.
Effective April 1, 2006City of Lakeland Solid Waste Disposal Service:
ALL STAR WASTE SYSTEMS
Your solid waste collection day WILL NOT change.
Recycling collection day WILL change to every other TUESDAY.
(All Star will begin delivering new carts and recycle bins on MARCH 27, 2006.)
During the week of March 27, 2006, BFI will pick up your trash
for the last time and remove your trash cart and recycle bin.
Collection Day: Collection day will not change. There will be no pick-up on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If your scheduled collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, solid waste collection will be delayed one day.
Preparation: Containerize/bag all household trash and rubbish. It is important that you place your cart at the curb by 7 a.m. with the front of the cart facing the street (handle away from street), because your cart will be collected by a fully automated truck. All Star drivers will document occurrences when carts are not out at time of collection.
Collection Point: Garbage, rubbish, and recyclables will be retrieved from your curbside.
Containers: It is required that you use the All Star 95-gallon roll cart for refuse and 18-gallon bin for recyclables. Should you have additional refuse that will not fit into the cart, please bag and place it on top of the cart or next to the cart.
Acceptable Material: All household garbage and rubbish. All Star WILL NOT collect yard waste such as: grass cuttings, leaves and brush. Yard waste will be collected as a separate pick-up.
City of Lakeland note: Small amounts of bagged grass clippings and leaves will be picked up on Monday of each week. Larger amounts will be scheduled for later in the week. Limb chipping will continue on an every other week schedule.
Unacceptable Material: NO construction materials, rocks, dirt, or concrete will be collected. Car batteries, paint, tires, large auto parts, and dead animals are also unacceptable. To dispose of any material labeled “hazardous,” contact the Shelby County Health Department at 576-7656. Some of these substances are extremely dangerous chemicals and may cause injury to All Star personnel or to the public. Please do not put hot coals or ashes in your container. Remember the liability remains with you.
Home Appliances: Small appliances may be placed in your 95-gallon roll cart or left at the curb with regular trash. If you have large appliances or furniture weighing more than 75 pounds, you should call All Star (854-8865) to arrange a special pick-up. Any appliances, such as refrigerators or air conditioning systems, containing refrigerants, will not be picked up unless drained and tagged by a licensed technician. When purchasing such appliances, it is strongly recommended you make sure the seller will dispose of the old item at the time of purchase.
Customer Service: Contact Lakeland City Hall at 867-2717 for information or to request roll carts and recycling containers. Please refer to Cable Channel 19 or city websites www.lakelandtn.gov or www.cityoflakeland.com for updates on trash and recycling schedules.