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Lafayette Getting Its Hands Dirty


The city of Lafayette is taking over trash services, which in itself wouldn’t be the most newsworthy event. But when it became the city’s sole trash collector on Oct. 1, it simultaneously started a citywide recycling program to all single and multi-family homes in its limits. There’s also a caveat that charges residents for the amount of trash they bring to the curb, meaning there’s a financial incentive in trying to recycle as much waste as possible. Oh, and it appears a few in Louisville seem to be a little jealous of their neighbor’s new program, too.

What’s Next: Lafayette residents can get used to piling their recyclables into a 96-gallon cart, and Louisville hopes to be next.

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