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  • 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 »
  • School Recycling Issues Growing in Lafayette Parish

    August 26, 2013 6:26 PM

    Recycling could be a thing of the past for several Lafayette Parish schools. For years, recycling services were free, but starting next month, schools will have to foot the bill. Every year, Lafayette High recycles more than 120-thousand gallons of material, that's more than 10-thousand gallons each month.... more »
  • Iberville moves to crackdown on trash and litter

    August 21, 2013 9:30 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish Council put mobile home park, recreational vehicle park and apartment complex owners on a 30-day notice that they are responsible for providing adequate trash containers for their residents or there will be consequences. For several months, The Advocate reports the parish has been... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Trash and Chemicals Surface with Flood Waters

    May 27, 2011 12:07 AM

    With rising flood waters comes another problem, trash and debris floating in that water. Litter and trash are an ongoing problem in Acadiana, but flood waters bring it to the surface. The Morganza Spillway hasn't been opened for 38 years, so just think about all the trash, pesticides and... more »
  • New Orleans Boots Up Beautification Campaign

    April 16, 2011 3:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans is hoping to clean up its act a bit. On Friday, city officials announced the formation of Keep New Orleans Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The initiative will seek to fight litter and waste and beautify neighborhoods in other ways. City officials... more »
  • War on Trash Along the Atchafalaya Basin Levee

    March 4, 2011 2:32 PM

    In St. Martin Parish, a group of trustees recently cleaned up up a 25-mile stretch of the western Atchafalaya Basin levee. Deputy Grover Angelle says, in all, 64 tons of trash filled six giant 20 foot long roll-off dumpsters.
  • Trash Pickup Suspended in Acadia Parish

    February 3, 2011 11:10 PM

    Garbage collection in Acadia Parish is suspended Friday. In addition, the Recycling Foundation will also be closed tomorrow. Friday's routes will be on Saturday
  • Reminder: Burning your trash is ILLEGAL

    January 5, 2011 4:30 PM

    A reminder tonight from the DEQ, open burning is prohibited in Louisiana. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you could pay a fine. Some materials that should NEVER be burned are: • Plastic and other synthetic materials • Tires... more »
  • Christmas Trash Pickup

    December 20, 2010 7:09 AM

    This reminder for Lafayette residents, garbage pickup will run as normal through Friday. After Christmas once you're ready to take down your tree, you're asked to remove all lights and ornaments from it before putting it out by the curb, but residents can also dispose of their trees for free,... more »
  • Holiday Trash Schedule

    December 15, 2010 12:34 PM

    In New Iberia, Allied Disposal will be picking up extra garbage that will overflow regular cans during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Please place overflow in plastic garbage bags and place them along with boxes next to garbage cans.
  • Feds Lean on BP Over Trash Disposal

    July 2, 2010 6:03 AM

    The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency shored up their oversight of BP's work to clean up the oil-soaked Gulf Coast on Thursday, setting new standards for how the company and its contractors should test and track the garbage generated by the ongoing spill. BP PLC has hired private... more »
  • Donate Your Old Trash Cans To Turn Them Into "Artistic" Recycling Bins

    June 1, 2010 6:35 PM

    Donate your old trash cans to turn them into "artistic" recycling bins. The goal is to promote recycling of aluminum cans to the youth and raising awareness of environmental issues. All monies collected through recycling process goes to coastal cleanups. This recycling program promises to reduce waste in our... more »
  • Holiday Trash Schedule

    May 30, 2010 5:53 PM

    Allied Waste will not run its residential garbage and yard waste routes tomorrow because of the Memorial Day Holiday. Customers will receive collection the next day, and Friday customers will get pick up on June 4th.
  • Lafayette Trash Bash: May 22

    May 17, 2010 3:51 PM

    Saturday, May 22, 7Am Meet at Vermilionville Parking Lot Pick up litter on roadways and waterways in Lafayette Parish Finished by noon Co-Sponsored by Lafayette Consolidated Government, Department of Environmental Quality and the Bayou Vermilion District.
  • Litter Build-up on Highway 182

    April 28, 2010 7:27 PM

    Newspaper, trash bags and Styrofoam can be seen for miles along Highway 182. Cade Resident, David Pugh, said, "We were just driving down the road and we said, oh god what happened." Pugh doesn’t know the exact cause of the litter build up, but says he... more »
  • Holiday Trash Schedule Changes In Lafayette

    December 22, 2009 11:50 AM

    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 on... more »
  • Iberia Parish Government Debris/Trash Pick-Up

    November 30, 2009 3:23 PM

    IBERIA PARISH GOVERNMENT PUBLIC NOTICE DEBRIS/TRASH PICK-UP Dates Location : January 26 -District 7 January 27 - February 2 District 8 February 3 - 9 District 9 February 10- District 6 February 11 - 17 District 11 February 18 - 22 District 12 February 23 -... more »

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