City of West Fork Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste
LRS is the exclusive provider for refuse (garbage), recycling and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for West Fork residents including bulk item service, Annual Clean-up 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 Monday in the City of West Fork; all items need to be placed out to the curb the night before the service day. LRS offers wheeled carts for garbage with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your refuse in. Carts are offered in 96-gallon size. Anything outside of the cart will be left behind. All residents should use the provided cart for garbage materials. LRS offers additional waste carts for an additional rental fee, please contact LRS if you wish to rent an additional cart.
LRS provides one cart for recycling at no charge for each household. Carts are available in 64-gallon size. Additional carts are available upon request. Contact LRS Customer Service for more information or with questions on recycling.
- Materials for recycling collection must be placed at the curb the night before service day
- Cart must be less than three feet from the street curb/road
- Your cart must be at least 3 feet from your trash bin
- Your cart must be at least 6 feet from a mailbox
- Your cart must be at least 10 feet from a fire hydrant
- Your cart lid must be facing the road (wheels towards the house)
Please contact LRS customer service if you have any questions on how to dispose of any of the non-accepted recyclable materials.
Yard waste is collected seasonally beginning on April 1st through the last full week of November on the same day as refuse and recycling.
What is Considered Yard Waste?
- Brush, limbs, or tree trunks (root balls and tree stumps are not accepted)
- Mixed yard waste (mixture of brush, leaves and/or grass clippings)
- Leaves (separated from other materials)
- Grass (separated from other materials)
Approved Yard Waste Containers or Bags
To use this program, residents must purchase yellow yard waste bags. Bags are available for purchase from City Hall.
LRS will collect one (1) bulk item per week, along with your regular garbage. Bulk items are small furniture items or toys that do not fit in the cart.
Examples of bulk items include: chair, love seat, couch or section of a couch, small desk, table or children’s bicycle.
Please contact LRS customer service to schedule removal of your bulky items. Prescheduling is required.
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.
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 if they notice damage to the cart during the collection process to request a replacement cart.
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.
You can also reach out by submitting a support request in the top right-hand section of this webpage.
The holidays below 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 six holidays below:
New Year’s Day Independence Day Christmas Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day Labor Day