City of Johnson Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection
LRS provides the City of Johnson residents with services for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Johnson residents including annual bulk item collection events and large, open top construction style containers as well. We are proud to be a partner in your community!
For more information on the required collection for specific items or material types, please click on one of the tabs below
Garbage is collected on Thursday in the City of Johnson; all items need to be placed out to the curb the night before service day. LRS offers wheeled carts for garbage with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your refuse in. Anything outside of the cart will be left behind. All residents should use the LRS issued cart for garbage materials. LRS offers additional waste carts for an additional rental fee.
This service option is for all residents included within the city limits. One (1) 95-gallon waste cart will be provided for weekly collection services. Anything outside the container will be left behind. Additional carts can be rented.
Reduced Rate Program
This option can be utilized by residents who create a low volume of residential waste. One (1) 95-gallon waste cart will be provided for weekly collection services. Anything outside the container will be left. Residents who wish to participate in this low waste program must enroll by contacting LRS customer service.
Blue Bag Program
For residents who seldom have waste, the blue bag program may be the option for you. Instead of having carts on site, bags can be purchased for a small fee at City Hall and placed curbside weekly for service. To enroll in this program, contact LRS customer service.
Yard waste is collected year-round on the same day as refuse and recyclables.
What is Considered Yard Waste?
Yard-waste, also known as landscape waste, consists of organic waste materials accumulated as the result of cultivation and maintenance of gardens, lawns, shrubbery, trees, and vines.
Yard waste is garden trimmings, branches, and brush under two inches (2”) in diameter, leaves, flowers, tree droppings (crabapples and pinecones), garden plants, vines, weeds, grass clippings and yard trimmings.
Approved Yard Waste Bags
Residents may purchase brown bags from City Hall for yard waste services. Bags must be set curbside for collection.
Bi-Annual Bulk Item Drop-Off
Twice per year the City of Johnson and LRS will provide Bulk item drop-off. Bulk items include items too large to fit in the designated trash container. Examples can include: chair, love seat, couch or section of a couch, small desk, table, or children’s bicycle.
- Call LRS to inquire about drop off dates and locations
- Keep an eye on the city webpage for any upcoming annual event dates
Home remodeling waste that includes, but is not limited to drywall, plywood, paneling, lumber, doors, windows, cabinets, porcelain fixtures, sod, fencing, concrete, or rocks will require special pickups. Residents will need to schedule service for these items and call to receive instructions on how to best prepare them for collection. Estimates will be provided, and items will be charged by the yard.
LRS has expanded our temporary services division to create an easier customer experience. These temporary services include dumpster roll-offs of all sizes to contain your construction debris and other home renovation waste.
Contact us today to discover all the ways Lakeshore can make your waste removal even easier, no matter the project.
Contact LRS at 479-878-1384 for any items you are unsure about. Items requiring additional labor and/or equipment to manage are a Special Refuse Collection. LRS will provide a cost estimate if we are able to provide the service. LRS does not guarantee collection of every item.
- LRS bills quarterly in advance every January, April, July, and October
- Invoices will be billed to the Property Owner
- Invoices will be mailed to the service address unless another address is provided
- To establish service, please contact LRS customer service
For more information, questions and to arrange for services, please call LRS Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 479-878-1384.
How do I clean my cart?
Fill the cart with hot water and a capful of vinegar or grease-cutting dish soap. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and rinse. Once the cart has been thoroughly rinsed, set the cart out with the lid open in the sun to dry.
What if I need my cart replaced?
Carts that are broken due to damage incurred during the collection are reported by the driver for replacement at no charge. Residents are encouraged to contact LRS for a replacement cart if they notice damage to the cart during the collection process.
If damage occurs to the cart due to other reasons, please contact LRS to request a replacement cart. An exchange fee will be applied and billed to the resident if requesting a new cart due to damage not incurred during the collection process or odors.
Is this considered garbage?
Latex paint is considered regular garbage, but it must be completely dried, with the lid off so the driver is able to see inside the can. Dry latex paint by leaving lid off or open and/or mix kitty litter until the paint is completely absorbed. Do not place out for collection until the paint is completely dry.
Alkaline batteries are considered regular garbage and should be thrown into the garbage. It is always recommended that tape be used on each end of the battery and placed into a plastic sandwich bag when disposing of them.
How do I report a missed pickup?
If your waste, recycling, or yard waste services are not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by calling 479-878-1384.
Please include your address and what service was missed.
You can also reach out by submitting a support request in the top right-hand section of this webpage.
The below holidays will impact service only if it falls before or on your day of service Sunday – Friday. Holidays falling on a Saturday will not impact your collection day. LRS observes and will be closed for the holidays below:
New Year’s Day | Memorial Day | Independence Day | Christmas Day | Thanksgiving Day