On March 9, Lafayette Parish residents can take advantage of Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and Acadiana Waste Services Debris Drop-off Day to dispose of items that aren’t typically picked up curbside or that can’t fit into a cart.
Lafayette Consolidated Government's Drainage Department is devoted entirely to drainage solutions and maintenance in Lafayette Parish. Citizens can view ongoing and upcoming drainage projects in Lafayette Parish as well as report a drainage issue using the 311 Lafayette portal.
Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department provides many programs and activities for citizens, including scheduled activities at recreation centers, athletic programs for children and adults, and therapeutic programs for seniors and disabled adults.
Low-income, qualified residents living in Lafayette Parish have the opportunity to open a special savings account and receive matching funds to save toward owning a home, furthering education, or starting a small business.A partnership between Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Community Development and Planning Department (CDP) and Southern University’s Center for Social Research and A&M College is designed to provide low-income families with incentives to save money. For every dollar saved, Southern will match with $4 up to $4,000.
Lafayette Consolidated Government uses Connect Lafayette to ensure citizens receive the necessary information to stay safe, especially during times of emergency. Alerts include both emergency and non-emergency announcements specific to areas where residents live, such as sandbag information, road closures, construction, public works projects, special events and more.
Thinking about adopting a four-legged friend? There's no time like the present. Dozens of cats & dogs are available for adoption at Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated & microchipped before leaving the facility.
LCG's new Project Geaux Mow initiative allows local lawn care professionals the opportunity to bid on LCG's grass cutting projects using a web portal. Dozens of jobs are bid out each week.
Working cats are available at no cost to Lafayette Parish citizens in need of all-natural pest control through the Cat's Clocking In Working Cat Program. A working cat is a domestic cat that is unsuitable for traditional adoption and instead "works" for its food, shelter and care by hunting and deterring rodents from its “employer’s” property. They are commonly employed where pest control is needed such as barns, farms, factories, warehouses, stores, and private property.
At LCG's compost facility, "Green waste" such as tree branches, grass and shrub trimmings are ground up and re-made into a nutrient-rich soil additive. This compost is available to citizens at no cost. The composting program helps to keep Lafayette's garbage disposal rates stable; reduces waste that would otherwise go to a landfill; and best of all, citizens can pick up free compost.