UPDATE: The Debris Drop scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been postponed.
LCG says that the event will be rescheduled for another date. That date has not been decided.
No reasoning for the postponement was provided.
LAFAYETTE, La. - A waste drop-off project will be held Saturday from 8 am to noon in Lafayette.
The cleanup provides LCG constituents with a disposal outlet for items which Republic Services does not collect curbside. It's an opportunity for residents in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated Lafayette Parish to bring miscellaneous waste for proper disposal. Brown Park off of E. Pont des Mouton Rd. and the Robicheaux Center on Eraste Landry Rd. will serve as drop-off sites.
Waste accepted at the event includes tires, 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 barbeque pits and steel mounting poles for basketball backboards will also be accepted. LCG has partnered with Bike Lafayette to accept old bicycles to repurpose in the community.
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.
Only waste items from households within LCG's jurisdiction will be accepted. 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 here.