Composting

Composting
The Dean Domingues Compost Facility is located at 400 Dugas Road in north Lafayette Parish. "Green waste" such as tree branches, grass and shrub trimmings are ground up and re-made into a nutrient-rich soil additive. 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. It's a true win-win for Lafayette Consolidated Government and its citizens.

No processed wood or lumber is accepted, nor is any trash other than tree waste and green waste. Root balls from trees, with the massive quantities of roots and compacted dirt, cannot be accepted at the Compost Facility.


If residents bring yard waste into the facility at 400 Dugas Road, they must pay $6.00 per cubic yard (equivalent to a half-ton pickup bed full). Anyone may drop yard waste Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until noon.

Free compost is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Machinery is available to load pickup trucks and trailers. Any vehicle with an enclosed back (a car or truck with a camper top) will require citizens to manually load, with a shovel they must bring, the desired quantity of compost into their vehicle themselves.

For more information on the Composting section please contact Lisa Mahoney at (337) 291-5637 or email: lmahoney@lafayettela.gov.