Louisiana Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Louisiana Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste management laws: Solid Waste Recycling and Reduction Law, Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 30:2411 to 30:2423; Louisiana Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Law, LRS 30:2151 to 30:2162, Louisiana Environmental Quality Act, LRS 30:2001 to 30:2043

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Hazardous waste recycling: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.4101 to 33:V.4105, and 33:V.4139 to 33:V.4145

Electronics: LAC 33:V.109, LAC 33:V.3801, LAC 33:V.3810, and LAC 33:V.3813

Nonhazardous waste recycling:

Waste reduction plans: LAC 33:VII.10301 to 33:VII.10307

Recycling fees: LAC 33:VII.10311

Recycling assistance: LAC 33:VII.10309

Waste tires: LAC 33:VII.10525.D and LAC 33:VII.10531

Containers: LRS 30:2422

Aluminum: LRS 30:2423

White goods (refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, etc.): LRS 30:2421

Recycling Equipment Credit: LAC 33:VII.10401 to 33:VII.10415

Non-Processing Transfer Stations: LAC 33:VII.508

Regulatory Agency

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Services Environmental Assistance Division Recycling Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana's requirements for recycling hazardous waste and reclamation follow the federal rules. For details, see the national section RECYCLING. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has requirements for nonhazardous waste recycling that include the preparation of a waste reduction plan (for parishes) and tipping fees. The DEQ also requires waste tire recyclers to be registered and follow operating standards. The state also has recycling laws related to the recycling of containers, ...


Read more about Recycling