Oct 11, 2010 6:25 PM by Kate Mundy and LCG
This weekend, Lafayette residents will have the opportunity to clean up their homes and neighborhoods in a community-wide event. The "Community Pride" Neighborhood Clean-Up Day will be held this Saturday.
The Clean-Up Day is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of the city and unincorporated areas of the parish can drop off trash items at five locations throughout Lafayette. LCG officials encourage residents to bring white goods and other larger items that do not fit inside the Allied Waste bins. Participants need to be a resident of the city or the unincorporated areas of the parish and may be asked to show proof of residency with either a LUS or Allied Waste bill. The only items that will not be accepted are hazardous materials, batteries, paint, and tires. The drop off areas will be at the following locations:
The Heymann Center (1373 South College Road)
The Robicheaux Center (Neyland Park) (1919 Eraste Landry Road)
Fabacher Field (221 La Neuville Road)
Judice Park (500 Golden Grain Road, Duson, LA)
Pa Davis Park (120 Dawn Street)
The event is a partnership between the Lafayette Consolidated Government Community Development Department, Human Services Division, Allied Waste, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Sheriff Mike Neustrom and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.
Allied Waste will provide a Roll-Off Container and a garbage truck at each location. In addition to the drop off sites, University of Louisiana at Lafayette will have 500 freshmen volunteers canvassed around streets and neighborhoods assisting in picking up items. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette volunteers are part of the Cajun Connection program. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office will have inmate labor assisting as well.
"We have received a lot of interest in this day parish-wide. We hope that everyone across the parish will take the opportunity to collectively cleanup our community. Between our combined resources of LCG, Allied Waste, the University, and the Sheriff's Office, we have the opportunity to make a visual impact on our community if people participate," said Durel.