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Holiday garbage schedule announced for Lafayette

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Republic Services will not collect residential garbage or recycling in Lafayette Parish on New Year’s Day, a release from City-Parish Government states.

Due to the New Year’s holiday, all routes will be delayed by one day until Jan. 6.

 During the week of Jan. 1, all residential customers will receive garbage or recycling collection the day after their normal collection day: Monday customers will receive collection on Tuesday; Tuesday customers will receive collection on Wednesday; Wednesday customers will receive collection on Thursday; Thursday customers will receive collection on Friday; and Friday customers will receive collection on Saturday. 

Regularly scheduled collection will resume on Monday, Jan. 8.

For those cleaning up after the holiday celebrations, natural Christmas trees will be collected on the same day as garbage. Christmas trees for collection should be totally cleaned of all lights and ornaments, as well as any wooden stand which may be nailed onto the base of the tree. 

Lafayette Consolidated Government reminds residents about excess holiday waste collection procedures:

  • Republic Services will collect excess garbage, which is outside of the 96-gallon garbage cart, on the same day as garbage collection.
  • The excess collection is for garbage generated from holiday celebrations and all excess garbage must be bagged, with individual bags not to exceed 35 pounds.
  • Bagged garbage should be placed three feet away from the automated garbage cart.
  • Excess, bagged waste should NOT be placed on the lids of carts.
  • Residents are encouraged to recycle excess holiday waste when possible. Lafayette’s recycling program accepts items such as paper, cardboard, steel cans, aluminum cans and plastic containers marked #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 or #7. Plastic bags of any kind, garbage, yard waste or Styrofoam should not be placed in recycling collection carts.
  • Waste containers, excess garbage and yard waste, including Christmas trees, should be placed at the curb the evening before the collection day. 

The Lafayette Consolidated Government Compost Facility at 400 Dugas Rd. will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The Compost Facility will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 7 a.m.   

For more information on proper garbage cart and excess waste placement click here

For more information on Lafayette’s recycling program click here

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