October 24, 2019
1290 S. Public Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026
Pay-as-you-throw/Composting Program expansion meeting
Thursday, October 24, 2019
The City of Lafayette is looking at expanding the pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) three-cart waste collection system to the entire community. Join an informational meeting and share your input. Meetings will be held on October 16 and 24.
What is the PAYT program?
The City's PAYT program is a three-cart volume-based system that encourages recycling and composting of waste. The program rate structure incentivizes customers to recycle and compost as much as possible.
The City of Lafayette currently provides a PAYT program to approximately 55% of the city assisting residents to divert waste away from landfills. This program has been successful in positively affecting our diversion goals and reflecting our community’s sustainability values, but we can, and desire, to do even more!
City Council approved a waste diversion goal of 45% by 2021 and 85% by 2046. It’s important for Lafayette residents to support these goals in order for us to meet them, and we’re looking at ways to help make that happen.
What are the benefits of a PAYT program?