Posted on: November 17, 2023

Xeriscape project to begin on E. South Boulder Road medians

map of median locations on E. South Boulder Road

Mobilization will begin on Nov. 20 to replace bluegrass turf in two street medians located along E. South Boulder Road, east of Public Road. The goal of this project is to reduce turf and maximize water savings. Grass planted in medians requires both main...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

The City of Lafayette initiates major water conservation efforts at seven facilities


The City of Lafayette is set to embark on significant changes aimed at reducing outdoor water consumption across seven municipal facilities. These transformative efforts will prioritize sustainability and water conservation.

In 2023, the City initiated the...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Republic Services fall/leaves curbside clean-up on Nov. 11 and 18

fall leaves with a rake

The City's Three Cart Program through Republic Services offers weekly compost collection, making it easy and convenient to place leaves and other fall yard waste into compost carts. 

Republic Services also provides a program twice a year ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Water Conservation Programs 2023

sprinkler with water conservation programs: lawn removal, garden in a box, and slow the flow

The City of Lafayette delivers no-cost and affordable outdoor water conservation programs for your home through our partnership with local non-profit Resource Central. In 2023, we will offer three programs to residents: Lawn Removal, Garden in a Box, and ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

Colorado's largest xeriscape demonstration garden coming to Lafayette

Lafyette Demonstration Garden Fire Station 1

The City of Lafayette’s Sustainability Department and the Fire and Parks Department have partnered to construct one of Colorado’s largest xeriscape demonstration gardens at Fire Station #1, located at 401 N. 111th St.  The Fir...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

The Lafayette Recycling Guide is available for residents

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In honor of America Recycles Day, the City of Lafayette announced 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 recycler and com...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Changes to regional compost programs go into effect April 1

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Due to widespread contamination in residential compost carts, only food scraps and yard and plant trimmings will be allowed in compost carts

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

New waste stations for garbage and recycling disposal on Public Rd.

Trash Bin Art

The City of Lafayette Sustainability Division, Arts and Cultural Resources, and Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority hosted an open call for artwork to be displayed on new waste and recycling receptacles in 2022. Six photographs were selected that feature br...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Single-use bag fee starts Jan. 1

Bring It! Bag Fee

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, a new Colorado law will require businesses with more than three locations in Colorado to charge a 10-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags

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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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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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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Electric Lawn Equipment


We've introduced state-of-the-art electric greens mowers, powered by lithium-ion batteries, to reduce emissions and noise. Plus, we're helping residents make the switch to electric lawn equipment. Learn more about this program https://w...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Water for our Future: UV treatment process

Ultraviolet treatment process

Learn how ultraviolet light is making positive financial and environmental impacts on Lafayette water

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Delay and save

updated request to delay irrigation

April 28, 2022, update:

Please help conserve water by delaying turning on your outdoor sprinkler systems until late May, or preferably, early June. Leaving lawns dormant longer will not compromise the longevity of your turf, will conserve substantial amoun...

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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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