Louisville and Lafayette: Rockin’ the Zero Waste Model
Lafayette Residents Come Out in Force for Curbside Composting
In early 2014, Eco-Cycle found that more than 40% of the waste the city of Lafayette was sending to the landfill was compostable. In June, 140 Lafayette citizens showed up at a community meeting to ask their City Council for curbside composting service. From that meeting, they received 5 (out of 7) verbal commitments from council members Christine Berg, Gustavo Reyna, Merrily Mazza, Tom Dowling and Staci Lupberger for adding curbside compost to Lafayette's waste contract.
After all this hard work, we don't want any of the "nay-sayers" to influence the council members at the last minute!
Ask your friends and neighbors in Lafayette to join us at the next city council meeting: July 15th, 6:30 pm
Louisville Reinstates Pay-as-You-Throw pricing to incentivize recycling!
In early June, it looked like Louisville might end a successful “pay-as-you-throw” pricing for trash that incentivizes recycling and has been proven to reduce the amount of discards that end up in the landfill. The City Council received more than 100 emails from residents—the most they’ve ever received on a single issue!
Thanks to the people of Louisville , the vote to renew pay-as-you-throw service was unanimous, and Louisville will continue to be a leader in Zero Waste for the entire Mountain West.