LRS provides the City of Oskaloosa residents with services for refuse (garbage) and yard waste. LRS offers many other services for Oskaloosa residents including bulk item collection, community recycling drop offs, 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 Tuesday in the City of Oskaloosa. All items need to be placed out to the curb the night before your service day. LRS offers wheeled carts for garbage with a flip-top lid and handlebar to throw your refuse in.
Residents may use a non-LRS cart or container for waste materials that do not fit into the LRS issued cart so long as it does not exceed 35 gallons, 65 lbs. and has two handles. You are to use the LRS issued cart first.
Any garbage placed outside the container will need to be trimmed, cut and tied securely in bundles not exceeding 3 feet in length, 2 inches in diameter and not exceeding 65lbs.
Residents are encouraged to take their recyclable items to Oskaloosa City Hall for a recycling drop-off site.
The drop box is available at City Hall. The box is located at the front of the building on Washington Street. This box is monitored closely and emptied frequently.
212 W Washington Street
Oskaloosa, Kansas 66066
Examples of recyclable materials include:
Paper, steel/tin cans, cartons, aluminum cans and foil, glass bottles and jars and plastic containers.
Yard waste is collected annually on the same day as refuse.
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 to be trimmed, cut, and securely tied with bridgeable string or twine. Bundles are not to exceed 3 feet in length, 2 inches in diameter and weigh no more than 65lbs.
Kraft bags not exceeding 30g or 65lbs when full may also be placed out.
Residents are allowed up to 5 bags/bundles of yard waste per week.
Bulk items (that do not fit into your refuse cart) are collected loose, on your regular day of service. If an item exceeds 50lbs, residents should call LRS to schedule a special pickup. If a “bulk” item is considered hazardous, unacceptable for landfills or deemed unacceptable to take as garbage, the item(s) will not be taken.
Mattresses and box/bed springs are required to be in a plastic mattress cover and taped securely shut. Plastic mattress covers may be purchased at retail outlets such as Walmart, Lowes, Menards, Home Depot and storage unit facilities. Packaging wrap or trash bags cut up and taped around to cover a mattress or box spring are also acceptable options.
Please call LRS to see if such items can be scheduled for a special pickup.
Contact LRS at 785-232-9168 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 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.
Residents are billed for refuse services through the City of Oskaloosa. Please reach out to the city with any questions.
Holiday service will be provided one day later than regular collection if the holiday falls Sunday through Friday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday, service will not be affected.
New Years Day Independence Day Christmas Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day Labor Day
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 785-232-9168.
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.
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.
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.
If your waste service is not collected on the service day by 6 pm, please contact LRS by calling 785-232-9168
You can also reach out by submitting a support request in the top right-hand section of this webpage.