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  • Garbage rates may drop for Sulphur residents

    May 18, 2014 12:36 PM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Waste collection charges could be reduced for residents of Sulphur. The American Press reports the City Council has accepted a bid for waste collection from Progressive Waste Services that would cut the current rate for the service. The council also introduced an ordinance to set garbage/trash... more »
  • New Recycle Bins Delivered to LHS

    August 28, 2013 11:19 AM

    Recycling will continue at Lafayette High School thanks to Allied Waste. This morning, the company delivered eight new recycle bins. After our story aired, the director of Allied Waste, Greg Schultz contacted the school saying they'll provide recycling services free of charge. Schultz says recycling services will also... more »
  • Should Lafayette Switch to Twice a Week Trash Pickup?

    July 23, 2012 11:19 PM

    Everyone has it and everyone pays to get rid of it -- your trash. But is Lafayette getting what it's paying for? Some council members think garbage pickup should change from once a week to twice a week, without raising rates. "Once a week's fine with me," said Lafayette... more »
  • Pointe Coupee raises garbage pickup fee to $18

    March 1, 2012 8:45 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to increase monthly garbage pickup rates in a move intended to help defray the costs of cleaning up after future storms. Parish Administrator Jim Bello tells The Advocate the rate increase, from $14.50 to $18 per month,... more »
  • New Iberia Pick up Effort

    February 26, 2012 3:48 PM

    The Public Works Department of the City of New Iberia will conduct a City wide cleanup beginning on February 27th. All yard and light construction waste, household furniture and car tires (rims removed) not picked up by Gordon's Disposal on their regular pick up day will be collected by Public... more »
  • Waste Transfer Facility Being Built in Residential Area

    September 19, 2011 7:16 PM

    How would you feel if a garbage collection company moved in next door to your house? It's happening on Sunbeam Drive in Lafayette Parish and resident's aren't happy about it. Many resident's, like Carson and Shirley Boudreaux, have lived in the area for forty three years. They said it's... more »
  • Garbage Raid

    September 24, 2010 11:25 AM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Federal agents have raided the offices of a landfill that landed a questioned $160 million contract for garbage disposal in Jefferson Parish last year. FBI agents seized documents and issued subpoenas at the headquarters of River Birch Landfill on Thursday. In June 2009, River Birch landed... more »
  • Easter Holiday Garbage Schedule

    March 30, 2010 5:41 PM

    Citizens in Lafayette can expect their regular garbage and recycling collection if their regular collection day is Friday. The entire week following Easter, citizens in the cities of Lafayette and Carencro, and those in unincorporated Lafayette Parish will have excess garbage from holiday celebrations collected if it is bagged and... more »
  • Garbage and recycling service for New Year's day

    December 30, 2009 12:23 PM

    There will be no garbage or recycling collection on New Year's day. Regular Friday customers in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish will receive service the Saturday following New Year. Allied Waste will also pick up excess garbage and large boxes outside of the automated garbage... more »
  • Holiday trash pick up

    December 23, 2009 12:07 PM

    There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Christmas day. Regular friday customers in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of Lafayette parish will receive service the Saturday following Christmas. Allied Waste will also pick up excess garbage and large boxes outside of the automated garbage cart... more »
  • Christmas & New Year holiday waste schedule

    December 17, 2009 3:08 PM

    There will be no garbage, yard waste, or recycling collection on Christmas and New Year's days provided by Allied Waste or the Recycling Foundation in Lafayette. Regular Friday garbage and recycling customers will have collection on the Saturday following each holiday. Excess garbage and large boxes, which does not... more »
  • Roto-Rooter Braces for 'Cloggiest Day of the Year'

    November 24, 2009 10:14 AM

    The Day After Thanksgiving is Busiest of the Year for Plumbers Cincinnati, OH - The day after Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year for Roto-Rooter's residential plumbers. Big holiday meal preparation and cleanup mean lots of grease and food go down the kitchen drain into the... more »
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes

    November 12, 2009 7:39 PM

    An 89 year old Acadia Parish man is dead after fire broke out in his home. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning, says Mason A. Guidry Sr. was smoking a cigarette when it fell into his garbage can, igniting the flames, now he's hoping a new state law can prevent anymore... more »

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