There will be no residential garbage or recycling service on New Year's Day for customers served by Republic Services and the Recycling Foundation in Lafayette Parish.

Customers who regularly receive garbage and recycling collection on Thursday will receive collection on Friday (Jan. 2), and regular Friday customers will receive collection on Saturday (Jan. 3).

All residential customers served by Republic Services will receive excess garbage collection, resulting from holiday celebrations, on their first service day following New Year's Day.  Monday through Wednesday customers will receive excess garbage collection Jan. 5 - 7.

Once the large automated garbage cart is full, residents may bag any excess garbage and place the bagged garbage on the ground four feet away from the cart.  Large boxes will also be collected, but should be empty except for the original packing material.

Artificial Christmas trees will be collected with the excess waste until Jan. 7.  After Jan. 7, artificial trees will be collected during residents' monthly “bulky waste” collection.  Residents may call the Environmental Quality Division at 291-8529 to learn which week of the month they are scheduled for bulky waste collection.

There is no specific collection schedule for natural Christmas trees.  Once residents take down their Christmas trees, the trees should be totally cleaned of all lights and ornaments, as well as any wooden stand which may be nailed onto the base of the tree.  Natural trees will be collected on residents' regular yard waste day, which is the same day as residents' scheduled garbage collection day.  Natural trees will be processed into mulch.

The Lafayette Consolidated Government Compost Facility at 400 Dugas Rd. will be closed on New Year's Day and will reopen on Friday (Jan. 2).

The compost facility will be open on Saturday, Jan. 3.  During December, January, and February, the facility is open only on the first Saturday of each month.