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COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA OFFICE

705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70502

P.O. Box 4017-C, Lafayette LA 70502

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-8012
Email: commsoffice@LafayetteLA.gov

DIRECTOR: Jamie Angelle

LATEST NEWS

LAFAYETTE COMPOST FACILITY REOPENS

Jul 14, 2021, 11:12 AM by Jennifer McCommons

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LAFAYETTE COMPOST FACILITY REOPENS TOMORROW 

Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Department of Public Works Compost Facility located at 400 Dugas Road will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. 

The facility closed in March, due to mechanical issues with machinery.

Free Compost Is Available:

  • Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Second Saturdays Only December- February)

Machinery is available to load pickup trucks and trailers. Vehicles with an enclosed back (a car or truck with a camper top) will require citizens to load the compost with their own shovel and container(s).

Residents May Bring Yard Waste:

  • Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Second Saturdays Only December-February)

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, are not accepted at the Compost Facility.

The fee for bringing yard waste to the Compost Facility is $6.00 per cubic yard (equivalent to a half-ton pickup bed full).

Yard Waste Drop-Off Specifications 

Limbs & Branches:

6-inch diameter or less                   cut to 6-foot lengths 

Big Limbs & Tree Trunks:

6-12 inch diameter                          cut to 4-foot lengths

13-24 inch diameter                        cut to 2-foot lengths

25-36 inch diameter                        cut to 18-inch lengths and halved

37-inch diameter or more              cut to 18-inch lengths and quartered 

Banana Plants:

Cut to 1-foot lengths 

Bamboo Plants:

Cut to 4-foot lengths

For more information on the Compost Facility, please call 337-291-5637.