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Lafayette to hold ‘Debris Drop’ waste collection event Saturday

Posted at 1:04 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 14:17:13-04

Lafayette Consolidated Government and Republic Services will host a “Debris Drop” event on Saturday, March 16 at two Lafayette parks.

The event is a waste-dropoff project that will, according to LCG, provide residents with a disposal outlet for items that Republic Services does not collect curbside.

Lafayette Debris Drop 2019
Courtesy LCG

Residents can drop off a number of waste items at two locations in Lafayette. Those locations include Brown Park off of E. Pont des Mouton Rd. and the Robicheaux Center on Eraste Landry Rd. The Debris Drop is scheduled to be held from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Accepted waste items include old tires, old wood and metal, furniture, appliances, carpet and padding, and other construction debris. There is a limit of five tires per person. Smaller waste such as old clothes, shoes, and other items should be contained in a bag or box. Larger items such as old bicycles, barbeque pits, and steel mounting poles for basketball backboards will also be accepted.

Debris Drop participants should be prepared to help unload items for disposal.

Items that will not be accepted include automotive batteries, chemicals, compressed gas cylinders, and any power equipment with a gasoline engine. These excluded items cannot be deposited in a waste container destined for a garbage landfill. Information sheets will be distributed to attendees at each site with instructions on how to dispose of excluded items, as well as how to have furniture, large appliances and other large household items collected at their homes.

The event is only open to households within LCG’s jurisdiction. Attendees’ driver’s licenses will be checked at each site. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.

A complete list of items to be accepted can be viewed online. Residents may also call 291-8529.

2019 Debris Drop Lafayette
Lafayette Debris Drop 2019
Courtesy LCG