Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Lafayette City/Parish

What do I need to do before then to make sure you pick up my trash?

Nothing. We will deliver a new trash container to every home before the start date of November 1, 2023.

I already have a trash can and a recycling container. Why do I need new ones? Do I have to pay for them?

The new containers are specially designed for the new waste collection trucks. The old container(s) will be collected from your home by the previous provider and will be replaced by us with a new one – at no cost.

I have a lot of trash. How do I order a second container?

Our 95-gallon container is quite large and adequate for most households. However, if you would like a second container, you may order one for a one-time usage fee of $90. This fee covers the costs for the disposal of the additional waste for the duration of our services to you.  Payment for the 2nd cart must be made at the time of the order.

Do I need to order a new recycling container?

Yes. All customers in the city of Lafayette will need to register for curbside recycling by using the form found at this link or calling 337-205-7710.

When will the new containers be delivered?

Before the start date of November 1, 2023. More information will be communicated as the date approaches.

What can I recycle?

Aluminum and Steel Cans: This includes aluminum and steel cans, pie plates, and foil. Cans shall be rinsed to avoid health and nuisance issues. Likewise, aluminum pie plates and foil shall be free of all food matter.

Paper & Cardboard: This includes office paper (all colors), newspaper (remove newspaper from plastic bag), magazines, phone books, cereal, and other food boxes, beverage 6- and 12-pack paper boxes, writing paper, copier paper, catalogs, and corrugated cardboard (for sanitation and nuisance reasons, cardboard food boxes should not be placed in the Recycle Cart).

Plastics: This includes plastic containers with a neck including water bottles, soda bottles, condiment bottles, shampoo bottles, milk jugs, bleach bottles, liquid laundry detergent bottles and cleaning product bottles. Plastic containers shall be rinsed before placing in the Cart. No plastic packaging shall be placed in the Cart, and plastic bags and Styrofoam shall not be placed in the Recycle Cart.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NO BAGGED MATERIAL MAY BE PLACED IN THE RECYCLING CONTAINER.

A full list of recyclable materials can be found here

I live in a rural area that does not currently have curbside recycling. How can I recycle in the future?

There will be two sites available for residents to dispose of recycling material within the Parish.  Additional details will be communicated in advance.

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