Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and The Recycling Partnership are working together to reduce waste and improve curbside recycling in the city of Lafayette. Starting Monday, November 16 through Friday, December 11, educational stickers will be placed on carts showing which items belong in carts and those that don’t. In order for the sticker to be applied, residents are asked to put their carts at the road on their waste collection day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hospitality Hub is a coordinated effort between Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette Travel, and the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, One Acadiana, and Downtown Lafayette to provide resources for those affected by disasters needing to navigate Lafayette and the surrounding areas. Below you will find hotel availability, health and relief resources for those sheltering, as well as places to eat and things to do.
The Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department is excited about “Movin' Onto Mobile” senior walking program for anyone 50 and older. The goal is to reach 145 miles – the distance from New Orleans to Mobile. The program is free; participants can join anytime. CDC guidelines will be followed. Walkers will meet on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at Girard Park. No sign up is necessary. Participants are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m.
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.
Storm Debris Pickup following the Hurricanes has begun in Lafayette Parish. The Storm Debris Pickup Map allows citizens to find their zone and track collection progress. Citizens may find their zone number and prepare for collection HERE.
Lafayette Consolidated Government is working to provide Lafayette Parish Residents with the latest news and information related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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.
311 Lafayette is a convenient all-in-one tool for connecting citizens to government services. Citizens can submit and track their requests online at 311lafayette.services or by calling 311 from within the parish.