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Garbage and Recycling - Business

Business and commercial customers must individually contract garbage and recycling collection services. For more information about these services, contact any of the following:

  • Allied Waste Services (formerly known as BFI): (337) 232-5730
  • Waste Management: (337) 261-0430
  • The Recycling Foundation: (337) 234-0066

Visit the Public Works Department-Environmental Quality Division website.

Download the Department of Public Works Lafayette Pride Guide: A Comprehensive Guide for Waste Reduction (PDF).

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Business and Commercial Garbage

Commercial establishments, institutions and all other non-residential structures are required to use a container with a capacity of one or more cubic yards equipped with self-closing lids and designed to be mechanically emptied. Those establishments which do not produce more garbage than may be contained in a one cubic yard container may utilize a maximum of three 32-gallon plastic bags collected twice weekly.

All businesses and commercial buildings and premises are required to maintain their properties in a clean and sanitary condition and arrange for private collection of solid waste. The use of residential curbside collection for solid waste is prohibited for commercial and non-residential establishments.

Construction Debris and Waste
The owner of a building being erected or repaired, or the job contractor, shall provide for storage and collection of construction debris, solid waste or industrial refuse from the site. No such debris or waste can be placed curbside for residential collection unless proper contractual notifications have been made between the official solid waste collector for Lafayette Consolidated Government and the owner of job contractor.

Please contact the following agencies for information regarding non-residential and commercial solid waste collection:

  • Allied Waste Services (formerly known as BFI): (337) 232-5730
  • Waste Management (337): 261-0430
  • Lafayette Consolidated Government Public Works Department-Environmental Quality Division: (337) 291-8529

Commercial Recycling
Recycling is available for businesses, institutions, schools, and other non-residential structures in Lafayette Parish. If a business arranges for recycling collection, recyclables must be stored in a clean and sanitary manner. The use of residential curbside collection services for recyclables is prohibited for commercial and non-residential establishments.

For more information on what can be recycled and how to get your businesses started on recycling, please contact the following agencies for more information:

  • The Recycling Foundation: (337) 234-0066
  • Allied Waste Services (formerly known as BFI): (337) 232-5730
  • Lafayette Consolidated Government Public Works Department-Environmental Quality Division: (337) 291-8529