LAFAYETTE — A parishwide clean-up day is planned for Oct. 29. Residents of the city and parish can drop off large, bulky items such as old TVs and furniture collected during monthly curbside collection, explained officials Friday.
Residents can drop off items from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29 at five locations:
e_SBlt Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S. College Road.
e_SBlt Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road.
e_SBlt Fabacher Field, 221 La Neuville Road.
e_SBlt Brown Park, 1234 Pont Des Mouton Road.
• Pa Davis Park, 120 Dawn St.
The event began last year as an expansion of an existing neighborhood clean-up program, explained Ben Berthelot, Lafayette Consolidated Government community development director.
“We wanted it to be bigger than that and people coming together to clean-up their neighborhoods,” he said of the expansion.
The event is a partnership between Lafayette Consolidated Government, Allied Waste, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.
About 300 ULL freshmen and 45 ULL AmeriCorps members will be volunteering in neighborhoods for the event, said David Yarbrough, ULL Dean of Community Service.
The freshmen are fulfilling community service hours required in a new freshmen seminar, Cajun Connections, which seeks to acclimate students to college and community life.
The students will join in clean-up and beautification efforts in several neighborhoods and at Alice Boucher Elementary, said Judd Jeansonne, director of the ULL Americorps program.
The only items that won’t be accepted are hazardous materials, batteries, paint and tires.