City of West Lafayette, Indiana
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Contact Us

Doug  Payne
Street Commissioner
705 S. River Road
West Lafayette, IN  47906
  • Telephone Number: 765-775-5242
  • TTY: 711
  • Department Hours: 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Staff Directory


The Street and Sanitation Department will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Friday, November 27, 2015 for Thanksgiving. Thursday's garbage and recycling routes will be moved to Monday, November 23, 2015 and Monday, November 30, 2015. Yard waste collection is cancelled on Friday, November 27, 2015. Please call our office at 775-5242 with any questions.

Think Clean Community 

Recycling is great for the environment while also saving money by avoiding landfill fees. The City also earns money for most of the items that are recycled which helps offset some of the costs of collecting waste items. The City provides curbside recycling to residents of West Lafayette living in houses or apartments of 4 units or less.
Recycling Carts
The City is now providing you with a 48-gallon recycling cart with a yellow lid. These carts are for recycling only; please do not use them for trash. If you are an avid recycler and feel that the 48-gallon cart is not large enough, you can request a 96-gallon cart instead for no additional cost. Items do not need to be separated in the recycling cart. Please do not place items in the bike lanes.

Please do not assume we will run the route the same time each week. We have various driver who may travel the route differently. Have the cans at your property line by 7:00 am the day of collection or risk a missed pick up. Please do not set items out earlier than 5:00 pm the night before your pick up. 

The following clean items can be commingled in the cart for curbside pick-up:
    • Mixed Paper (junk mail, magazines, etc.)
    • Flattened cardboard
    • Newspaper
    • Cardboard juice boxes
    • Plastic grocery bags
    • Aluminum & tin cans
    • Glass bottles & jars
    • Plastic (1-7), No styrofoam please.
Please keep in mind that we do not accept food waste, styrofoam, or diapers in the recycle cart. Those items should be put in the garbage or disposed of separately. Recycling Center

The City also operates a 24-hour recycling drop-off center at 705 S. River Rd. The recycling center is free and open to the public. We accept the following clean items:

    • Mixed Paper
    • Flattened cardboard
    • Newspaper
    • Cardboard juice boxes
    • Plastic grocery bags
    • Aluminum & tin cans
    • Glass bottles & jars
    • Plastic (1-7), No styrofoam please.
    • Used car batteries
    • Motor Oil
    • Cooking oil in a plastic container labeled "COOKING OIL" When it's full, exchange it for an empty bottle at the drop-off center. Our digesters will convert the cooking oil and grease into electricity.
We do NOT accept the following items for recycling:
    • Televisions, computer monitors, printers
    • Window glass or glass dishes
    • Aluminum foil
    • Dirt or Sod
    • Concrete, bricks or gravel
    • Refrigerators, freezers & dehumidifiers
    • Tires
    • Hazardous chemicals
Best Buy accepts working and non-working televisions up to 42" at no cost.

Electronic items can be taken to Oscar Winski's for E-recycling. There may be a small fee for some items. For more information, visit or call 421-6005.

Hazardous materials can be taken to Tippecanoe County Solid Waste District at 2770 N. 9th St. Call (765) 423-2858 or visit for more information.

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