Starting in 2023 Lafayette residents will have a new garbage service.

It was announced by Lafayette Consolidated Government that Acadiana Waste Services will replace Republic Services starting on November 1, 2023.

Acadiana Waste Service was one of five proposals presented to the city. This is the first time in 15 years that Lafayette Consolidated Government has utilized the public bid process to secure a new service provider for waste and recycling services.

The new contract with Acadiana Waste Services will last five years and will end on October 31, 2028.

This new contract will affect about 41,000 residents in Lafayette and about 24,000 residents that live in unincorporated areas of the parish.

According to the press release, city residents will pay $28.68 a month, while residents of unincorporated areas will pay $29.67 monthly. It looks like the service will cost slightly less than under Republic Services.

The primary changes customers will see under the new contract are as follows:

• Recycling Carts must be requested
• Recycling and garbage carts will be two different colors
• Bulky items will be collected every week instead of just one week each month
• Tires will be collected curbside on bulky day

Republic Services will continue to provide its services to the area through the remainder of the contract, which ends on October 31, 2023.

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