Tips


Safety is a #1 priority for LWS and is a shared responsibility that starts right at your waste container. A properly filled, maintained and serviced container is crucial in keeping our customers and our employees free from harm. To that end, we would like to share with you some best practices in proper waste disposal to help you maintain a waste area that is functional and safe.

Reduce Odor: To help reduce odor around your waste area, remember to tightly bag your trash before placing it in your container. This will help to reduce bacteria build up and odor caused by spilled garbage. Regular cleaning of your container and the waste area surrounding the container will help to keep the waste area clean for easy access, reduce odor and minimize insects.

Loading Container: When loading your container, please ensure that your container lid can fully close. Keep in mind that if your trash volumes do change, we can adjust your service by increasing your container size or collection frequency. Remember, a quick service adjustment will allow you to keep up with your growing demands as well as help you avoid additional fees caused by container overflow or spilled trash in the waste area. In addition, the following items require special handling and may not be placed in your waste or recycling containers:

Bulky items tips: Bulky items can not be placed in your container and require special handling. Just  contact us and we will be glad assist you with any size bulky item waste collection.

Safety Tips for your waste area: To ensure the safety of all, please maintain clear and safe access to your container. In addition, place your container in an open or well-lit area and ensure that the overhead clearance is a minimum of 12 feet in height.

How to avoid delays in service:To prevent delays in your waste collection service, please ensure vehicles are not parked in front or on the side of your container. In addition, make sure gates or access to your containers are unlocked for service and keep containers clear of snow and ice.

If you have any questions regarding these helpful tips, please give us a call.