City of Lafayette Reconfiguring Sanitation Routes
LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – January 7, 2019 – The Lafayette Sanitation Department will be reorganizing its sanitation routes beginning February 4, 2019, in order to bring routes into balance and offer the most efficient coverage to our residents.
The City of Lafayette is extremely proud of the sanitation and recycling services offered to the community. Garbage and recycling are collected weekly, as is brush, limbs and yard waste, and large items. The number of residential households has continued to increase as neighborhood build-outs are completed, necessitating restructuring of the existing routes and the addition of an eighth daily route. The industry standard average of stops at 600 houses per truck per day is for garbage pickup only; our crews also collect recycling on the same trucks while maintaining an average 36-second stop time.
Mayor Tony Roswarski appreciates the efforts of the sanitation personnel and is pleased with this solution that will enhance efficiency. “As we continue to grow in every area, including economic development, housing offerings, expanded workforce opportunities and quality of life initiatives, we are committed to offering city services to our residents in the excellent manner to which they are accustomed. We know that our community considers these services an amenity of living in the City of Lafayette, and we thank our citizens for helping make this transition a smooth one.”
Roughly 3,000 households will be affected by the route changes; informational letters will be delivered to each household prior to February 4. Information on this and other city services, as well as route maps, can be found on our website.
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