With the summer heat and lack of rainfall putting stress on trees, the Lafayette Consolidated Government is offering parish residents access to free compost which can be used to help trees retain moisture.
Residents who live in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated Lafayette Parish can pick up free compost at the Dean Domingues Compost Facility. Residents are permitted to pick up one load of compost per week.
“The weather we’ve been experiencing places lots of stress on trees making them brittle and prone to loosing limbs or falling even with minimal winds,” Lafayette Consolidated Government Recycling Supervisor Greg Guidroz said in a statement. “Mulching around the roots of your trees creates a substrate that is more efficient at absorbing rainwater and helps retain soil moisture during dry periods helping to reduce heat stress on your trees.”
The Dean Domingues Compost Facility is located at 400 Dugas Road in Lafayette and is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The facility is also open on Saturdays from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information on the Dean Domingues Compost Facility, call the LCG Environmental Quality Division at 337-291-8529 or visit www.lafayettela.gov/public-works/curbside-services/composting