Lafayette Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Lafayette trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Lafayette is in Louisiana with Shreveport to the north, Jefferson Parish to the southeast, Baton Rouge to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Lafayette Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Good Friday 
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween 
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Please check you collection calendar for any collection day changes as it vary by service location. 

Lafayette Trash Collection Map

Lafayette Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • “Power Wheels” ride-on toy cars (remove battery)
  • Air conditioners (window units only)
  • Carpeting and area rugs (one-piece construction, rolled and taped)
  • Portable/moveable basketball goal and base
  • Carrying cage for large animals
  • Large appliances/small appliances (microwaves, floor fans, vacuum cleaners)
  • Large ice chest/cooler or storage container (both empty)
  • Large plastic children’s toys
  • Lawn furniture and patio umbrellas
  • Liner for movable swimming pool (must be cut, rolled, taped or tied, and each piece weigh less than 50 pounds)
  • Manual garbage cans (must be empty and labeled “discard this can”)
  • Residential furniture (including sofas, loveseats, recliners, chairs, dining tables, desks, mattresses, box springs)
  • Television sets
  • Trampoline mat (rolled and taped)
  • Large empty boxes used for appliances, TVs, etc.
  • Fitness equipment (tread mills, exercise bikes)
  • Wading pool (roll and taped), frame for movable swimming pool (rolled, taped, and/or tied, and weighs less than 50 pounds)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • No bagged items (this is considered regular garbage)
  • Constructions debris from residential construction or remodeling
  • Any item that is predominately metal (large appliances are picked up)
  • Ammunition
  • Barbeque pits
  • Bicycles
  • Ceiling fans
  • Toilets
  • Tires
  • Hazardous waste
  • Fencing (wooden, plastic or metal)
  • Lawn mowers and swing sets that are predominately metal

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Lafayette and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Lafayette?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 4:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Lafayette Public Works Department?

Environmental Quality Division
Phone: 337-291-8518 , 337-291-8529


Service Requests – call Lafayette 311

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