News Release

Suspended Trash Pick Up for Past Due Customers
Posted: 5/15/2017 7:00 PM
 

​Republic Services, as the solid waste contractor for Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG), has notified the administration of the impending suspension of service for past due customers in the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish, beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
 
Republic estimates 4,000 households in the unincorporated areas of the parish are past due with their accounts. In accordance with the LCG Code of Ordinances Chapter 74-23(b), residents in the unincorporated areas of the parish are to sign up and pay for mandatory solid waste service, currently being provided by Republic Services. Republic bills and collects directly from those customers. Republic Services customers in the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish who are past due should expect an interruption of garbage service.

Republic Services customers can pay their bill online at https://www.republicservices.com/pay-bill. Local billing inquiries can be made via phone at 337-806-2000. New customers should sign up for service at https://www.republicservices.com/.
 
Those who fail to pay their overdue bill should also be aware of the following:
 
LCG is named as the enforcement agency in these matters and notices of violations will be presented to the Lafayette City-Parish Attorney’s office for proper disposition as required under LCG Code of Ordinances Chapter 74-23(b). Residents who receive a notice of violation are to reconcile their account directly with Republic Services and not through LCG or the City-Parish Attorney’s office. If a customer fails to bring their account current within 30 calendar days of the notice being issued, further enforcement proceedings will be implemented.
 
Failure to comply with the written notice of violation will subject the violator to further enforcement actions instituted by LCG under Chapter 74, Section 23 of the Code of Ordinances, which may include any or all of the following:
 
  1. Imposition of fines
  2. Recordation of attested statement of the Chief Financial Officer of LCG showing the amount of fines due in the mortgage office of the parish, so as to establish for LCG, a lien and privilege securing payment and legal interest on such amount from date of recordation
  3. Issuance of an injunction from the court compelling compliance
  4. A civil cause of action seeking recovery of actual damages, including all costs incurred by LCG, reasonable attorney’s fees and other litigation costs
  5. Other possible penalties include criminal fines, imprisonment not exceeding 30 days or both