Residential Waste Collection Services

Republic garbage truck

City of Lafayette Garbage, Recycle, and Compost Program 

The City of Lafayette has partnered with Republic Services to provide curbside solid waste collection for residents.

As of Oct. 1, 2022, residents who are a part of the City Three Cart Program will receive:

  • Weekly compost collection
  • One free compost cart exchange annually; if requested more often, an additional fee will apply.
  • Continued collection of recycling every other week
  • A new rate structure: Your monthly rate depends on your garbage cart size; the rate includes recycling and compost collection service.
  •  More cart size choices for recycling and compost carts: 32-, 64-, or 96-gallon.

Are you part of a homeowner association looking to join the City program? Please visit our Three Cart Program page for more information.

Residential Garbage, Recycle, and Compost Collection Fees

Residential rates are effective Oct. 1, 2022 through Dec. 31, 2023.

Weekly Garbage Collection 

Cart Size
Garbage Rate
Administrative Fee
Total Monthly Charge
Extra garbage cart

Extra material tag


Please note: compost and recycle service are included in the garbage rate. You can choose which size of each cart you would like (32-, 64-, or 96-gallon).

Weekly Compost Collection 

Cart Size
Monthly Rate
96- gallon cart (smaller sizes available)
Extra compost cart $3.50
Extra material tag$4

Every-Other-Week Recycle Collection 

Cart Size
Monthly Rate
96-gallon cart (smaller sizes available)
Extra recycle cart $3.50

Bulky Items*

Mattress or box spring 
Sofa, chairs, or furniture $25
Large household appliances $35

*Residents receive one free bulk item collection per quarter: must schedule with Republic Services customer service. 

To dispose of freon container appliances, such as a refrigerator, freezer, or air conditioner, please contact Eco-Cycle CHaRM: Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials, 303-444-6634, 6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303.

  1. Events and value-added services

Waste collection prices for Lafayette residents will include the following:

  • Annual bulky item cleanup
  • One curbside bulk item pickup once a year (in addition to the free quarterly bulk pickup currently offered)
  • Compost giveaway event 
  • Leaf and branch curbside pickup program every spring and fall
  • Hard-to-Recycle event
  • Newsletter mailed out with upcoming events, tips, and news. 

For details and dates, please contact Republic Services at 303-286-2400.

  1. How do I change my cart size?

Need to change your cart size?

Contact Republic Services by email, or online, or call 303-286-2400.

Cart exchanges will be taken up to the 25th of the month for exchange and rate change, effective the first of the next month.

  1. Extra material tags
  1. Holiday tree disposal