Lafayette Government Picks New Garbage and Recycling Provider

A local company was selected as the new waste and recycling provider for the city of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of the community.

Five waste service providers submitted proposals to replace Republic Services earlier this year. For the first time in 15 years, Lafayette Consolidated Government used this public tender process to select a new waste service provider – Acadiana Waste Services (AWS).

What can residents of unincorporated towns and cities expect?

The key changes customers will see under the new contract are:

  • Recycling carts must be requested
  • Recycling and garbage carts will have two different colors
  • Bulky goods are picked up every week instead of just one week a month
  • On the closing day, the tires will be picked up at the curb

Monthly cost for city residents: $28.68 per month

Monthly cost for unincorporated community residents: $29.67 per month

What is required by Acadiana Waste Services?

According to the contract information provided by LCG, these are the terms that AWS must comply with:

  • All new trucks will be provided by AWS to work in Lafayette.
  • Enhanced penalties are imposed when there is poor service or operation, including leaks on roads.
  • AWS will also help keep the streets litter-free during the carnival parade by providing at least 750 garbage trucks for pickup during the celebration.
  • AWS will operate a solid waste disposal facility in the future.

About Acadiana Waste Services, LLC

Founded in 2012, AWS is a locally owned and operated full-service solid waste disposal company providing residential, commercial and roll-off solid waste collection services. AWS has grown to over 2,500 commercial containers and over 15,600 residential homes. Her area of ​​service includes seven parishes in the Acadiana region, the Alexandria region, and the Beaumont, Texas region.

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Ian Auzenne/KPEL

What’s next?

A joint ordinance will be introduced at an upcoming City and Borough Council meeting to authorize Mayor-President Josh Guillory to sign the contract with AWS. The LCG press release recognized Councilors Pat Lewis and Bryan Tabor for their participation on the RFP Evaluation Committee.

To view the call for proposals documents, please visit

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