Each May the Public Works Department offers a free annual Spring Clean-Up service to our residents which includes picking up bundled tree limbs and bagged leaves. In an effort to make our Spring Clean-Up Program truly green, the City of Lafayette will not accept yard waste in plastic or biodegradable bags.
The two options offered for Spring Clean-Up are:
Option 1: Pick-Up
Have your landscape waste ready in compostable or paper yard bags only, for pick-up. Have tree limbs cut 8' or shorter, not weighing over 100 pounds. All items need to be placed in the curb/gutter-area of the street by 7:00am of the scheduled pick-up day in your area.
We will be unable to go back and pick up items that weren't out by 7:00am.
South of Baseline, East of Hwy 287
South of Baseline, West of Hwy 287
North of Baseline, East of Hwy 287
North of Baseline, West of Hwy 287
**Dates may be subject to change due to weather or emergency responsibilities
Option 2: Drop-Off
Location: 1700 Avalon Avenue, Lafayette, CO 80026
Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday Please Note: The Service Center only accepts yard waste during the Spring Clean-Up Program.
Bring your landscape waste to the Service Center at 1700 Avalon Avenue and dispose of it in the bins available. Take tree limbs to the back of the building.
If plastic bags will be used to transport your material, please empty them, then take them back home with you.
Biodegradable vs. Compostable
Please be aware that there are two types of earth-friendly bags: biodegradable and compostable. For the purpose of Spring Clean-Up, only compostable bags will be accepted. Visually, compostable bags will have a compostable logo (shown above). Paper Kraft, lawn and leaf bags also qualify as compostable.
The following Lafayette retailers will have compostable bags available for purchase: