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Posted on: November 22, 2022

2021-2022 Green Business Award Winners

Green Business Program

Congratulations to the 23 businesses recognized as Green Businesses in Lafayette for 2021-2022.  Each business that applied was awarded points based on best practices, policies, and education implemented with employees and customers. Of the 23,&a...

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View the winners ... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: November 15, 2022

City offers new recycling guide for residents

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In honor of America Recycles Day, the City of Lafayette is excited to announce a partnership with Recycle By City to offer residents a localized, interactive, and comprehensive recycling guide . This easy-to-use guide will help you become an excellent rec...

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View the Recycling Guide... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Join the new Sustainability and Resilience Advisory Committee -Deadline extended to Dec. 11

SRAC opening. Tree canopy

The Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) and the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) have joined together to form the new Sustainability and Resilience Advisory Committee (SRAC). The City recognized it had grown beyond prioriti...

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Learn more and apply... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: September 29, 2022

New Republic Services contract to begin Oct. 1

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As a result of the new contract with Republic Services, residents who are part of the City’s Three Cart Program will see enhanced benefits beginning Oct. 1.

New benefits

  • Weekly compost collection 
  • Multiple recycle cart size choices 
  • New embe...
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Additional Info... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Lafayette joins forces with Drive Clean Colorado

Electric vehicle charging station at the recreation center

Partnering with Drive Clean Colorado increases funding opportunities for alternative transportation and supports healthier air quality initiatives.

Read the full press release... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: June 17, 2022

New three days per week irrigation limit enacted

3 days per week  watering limit

An amendment to the permanent water conservation ordinance has been enacted limiting outdoor irrigation to a maximum of three days a week per water customer. Residents may choose which three days to irrigate, and are allowed to continue hand-watering tree...

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Learn more... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Water for our future | Agua para nuestro futuro

Water for our future message with sprinkler

Message from Lafayette City Administrator Fritz Sprague | Mensaje del administrador de la ciudad de Lafayette Fritz Sprague

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tips 3 days a week watering and allowable hours

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

Concerning residential water use trends in Lafayette

The City is experiencing concerning trends with residential water demands. Elevated out...

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MORE water conservation tips... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week_rain

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: When it rains, water accordingly. 

Watch the weather and adjust watering days and times accordingly. Watering your...

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MORE water conservation tips... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week_fix broken sprinkle heads

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Don't water roads and sidewalks, fix broken sprinkler heads.  

Water lawns, plants and trees - not roads ...

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MORE water conservation tips... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week water only two days

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Water twice a week

Watering twice a week will make grass roots grow deeper and allow the grass to last longer wi...

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MORE water conservation tips... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

Conservation Tip of the Week lawn mower

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Let grass grow longer before cutting it. 

Raise lawn mower blades and protect lawns from heat by letting grass gro...

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MORE water conservation tips... Environmental Sustainability
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Updated request - Delay and save

updated request to delay irrigation

April 28, 2022, update:

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use. 

As of April 20, the City is seeing our typical residential winter water usage (~two million gallons/day) double, and usage jumped to five million g...

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Water conservation tips and programs... Public Works
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Three Cart Program - proposals simplified | Programa de los tres carros: propuestas simplificadas

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In December 2021, Republic Services and Western Disposal submitted proposals to be considered for the City’s Three Cart waste hauling contract which exp...

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Environmental Sustainability