1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501
"Bulky waste" or large item collection is performed by Republic Services once a month. These are large items for disposal that will not fit into your 96-gallon garbage cart. All residents are in a "zone," or area that has large items collected in either week 1, week 2, week 3, or week 4 (see paragraph below starting with "Procedure for determining," to discover your collection week). Specific items that are collected – and not collected – are listed below.
We Do Not Collect
Metal items can be brought to a scrap metal dealer at no charge to residents. A listing of scrap metal yards is in the yellow pages under "Scrap Metals." Construction debris will require (a) placing as much as possible in the 96-gallon cart each week, with the lid closed; (b) renting a dumpster (yellow page heading is "Garbage & Rubbish Removal"); or (c) bringing the material to a "Construction & Demolition Landfill," where a fee is charged – call 291-8529 for locations. It is strongly recommended that if you hire out home improvement work, you require the contractor to remove and dispose of waste.
Residents have one designated week of the month that bulky items will be picked up at their address. Visit the Curbside Collection Schedule page to find your week. Place bulky items out the Sunday night before your designated week, and large items will be picked up sometime during the week.
Please call the Environmental Quality Division at (337) 291-8529 with any questions.