Our Mission

The Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ) is committed to water quality and promoting stewardship of resources through partnership and public education.


The TCPWQ is a coalition of local governments, partnering to satisfy and exceed the requirements of our National Pollution Discharge Elimination System stormwater permit. The Wabash River, as well as all the creeks and streams that feed it, are vital to maintaining an environmentally and economically viable community. All residents, business owners, developers, and educators have the opportunities to join us to improve our water quality. Look for more information on how to volunteer, explore, learn, and enjoy the incredible water resources we have.

De-Trash the Wabash event on Saturday, October 19 from 9am to noon.

Help our community and all communities downstream by participating in this one day effort to remove as much trash and debris from the banks of the Wabash River as possible. All supplies are provided, and there will be a free pizza lunch for volunteers! Please wear sturdy shoes and bring your water bottle.

Fall 2019 Leaf Cleanup Schedules

Instructions and/or links are provided below for the most current leaf collection information for Fall 2019.

City of Lafayette

Beginning October 14, leaves may be placed at the curb line for collection on your trash day. Leaves can be placed in neat piles, in paper lawn bags, or in compostable plastic bags. Please separate all sticks from the pile of leaves to prevent clogging our leaf vacuum. After November 15 the leaf vacuum will continue to run with the trash route until there is a heavy snowfall and will return early spring.

Initial run for Friday trash day: Oct 14-18; Thursday trash day: Oct 21-25; Wednesday: Oct 28-Nov 1; Tuesday: Nov 4-8; Monday: Nov 11-15.

City of West Lafayette

Click the link above for the full map and schedule for West Lafayette leaf cleanups. Please mind the following guidelines for leaf pickup:

  1. Leaf piles should be in a windrow 12 inches away from the curb line.

  2. Avoid blocking bike lanes. If necessary, pile leaves between the curb and sidewalk.

  3. Keep leaf piles free of debris and sticks. They will damage the leaf vac.

  4. Keep catch basins free of leaves to allow for drainage during rain events.