LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Lafayette waste and recycling will be taken over by a new waste company later this month, but residents will begin receiving new bins as early as Monday.
Acadiana Waste Services will begin solid waste and recycling collection services in the city of Lafayette and parts of Lafayette Parish starting Oct. 30.
Residents can expect to start receiving new waste and recycling bins as early as Monday Oct. 2, but should continue using the blue Republic Services carts until the end of October. Republic Services will not collect waste that is placed curbside in an AWS cart. The new waste bins will be black with a red lid and the recycling bins will be green.
While there was a deadline to request a second cart or a recyling cart, residents can still request a second garbage cart for a one-time rental fee of $90 and request a recycling cart at no charge; however, these requests will not be fulfilled by AWS’s start date. To request a recycling or garbage cart, visit www.acadianawaste.com/recycling-service/ or call 337-205-7710.
Starting on Oct. 30, residence can begin using the AWS bins and place their old Republic Services bins at the road for removal. Some customers believe they own these carts since they paid for them. However, the fee paid for the additional cart was a one-time rental fee for the duration of the contract. Republic Services still owns the carts, so they must be returned. AWS will not empty any Republic Services carts. Residents may also bring their old bins to 102 BJ Services Road.
The new AWS bins have arrows on the lid and these arrows must point to the street. Find more information on the new waste services here.