This Saturday is your chance to get rid of unwanted items that might be cluttering up your garage, yard or home as the Lafayette Community Development Department and Allied Waste team up for another Neighborhood Clean-up day.  Lafayette city residents and those in the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish can drop off there a variety of items at six different sites free of charge.

Director of Community Development Patricia Leyendecker said, "We know from previous years that this is an important project for Lafayette's citizens.  It provides a disposal method for unwanted items that are normally difficult to dispose of because of the size or volume of those items."

Items that you can get rid of:

  • wood
  • doors
  • construction debris
  • fencing
  • toilets
  • bicycles
  • swing sets
  • wall-to-wall carpeting
  • ceiling fans
  • some small appliances, (i.e. toasters, blenders, etc.)
  • tools
  • treadmills
  • barbeque pits
  • moveable basketball goals
  • any bagged debris

Leyendecker explained, "The project began in the middle 1980s, targeting a few neighborhoods that needed help with accumulation of debris at various homes.  During the Durel Administration, the project evolved to the current system of multiple drop-off sites each year, able to serve all LCG constituents. The sites are located in geographically diverse locations, utilizing LCG owned facilities."

The six drop-off locations are:

  • Pa Davis Park at 120 Dawn St.
  • Fabacher Field at 221 La Neuville Rd.
  • Neyland Park/Robicheaux Center at 1919 Eraste Landry Rd.
  • Brown Park at 1234 E. Pont de Mouton Rd.
  • Debaillon Park at 510 Saucier Dr. (enter from Walker Rd.)
  • The Heymann Performing Arts Center at 1373 S. College Rd. (site is across the street [PASA Place] from the Heymann Center).

There are several items that will not be accepted at this Saturday's Neighborhood Clean-up day.  They are:

  • chemicals
  • tires
  • automotive batteries
  • large appliances, (i.e. stoves, refrigerators, etc.)
  • gas powered equipment

For more information on Saturday's event, you can call the Community Development Department at 291-8423.