Three Cart Program (Garbage, Recycling, and Compost)

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The Three Cart Program is a three-cart, volume-based waste collection system:

  1. Garbage
  2. Recycle
  3. Compost

The pay-as-you-throw rate structure incentivizes residents to recycle and compost as much as possible while reducing the material placed in garbage carts that will end up at our local landfill.

Visit our Residential Rates page for the October 2021-September 2022 Three Cart Program Rates.

All Lafayette residents who opt out of the City's Three Cart Program through Republic Services will be issued a monthly waste service fee on their Lafayette water utility bill starting Nov. 1, 2023. These changes were adopted by Council as part of Ordinance No. 21, Series 2020.

Learn about the Solid Waste Service Fee

Homeowner association board members, managers, and residents are encouraged to watch the video to learn about the solid waste service fee, why changes were adopted, and how to transition to the City program. 

For any immediate questions, please contact:

The solid waste service fee is a monthly charge to residents that opt out of the City's Three Cart Program. Only those residents that voluntarily choose not to be part of the City's Three Cart Program will receive the fee. The monthly fee will appear on residents' Lafayette water utility bills starting Nov. 2023. 

The fee will increase each year on Jan. 1 based on the local consumer price index (CPI). From November–December 2023  the solid waste fee will be $15.63. There is no way to predict what the fee will be on Jan. 1, 2024, as the increase will be based on a 12-month average of CPI percentage change from the year before.