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Acadia Parish waste tire transporter sentenced in waste tire fraud case

A Church Point man pled guilty Monday to felony forgery counts which ultimately defrauded the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Waste Tire Management Fund of over $11,000.

12/20/12
Electronics Waste Materials Recycling Day to be held on February 8-9

As the holiday season approaches, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, along with the Louisiana Senate Environmental Committee and Louisiana State University, are reminding holiday shoppers to save their unwanted electronic components for recycling at the Electronics Waste Materials Recycling Day in February.

12/19/12
Registration is now open for the Louisiana Envirothon environmental competition

Registration for the Louisiana Envirothon environmental competition to be held, March 9 at the LSU Ag Center Burden Center in Baton Rouge, is now open.

12/03/12
Enviroschool to offer session on emergency response in Monroe

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Enviroschool is offering a free session on DEQ emergency response. This session is in Monroe and will provide an overview of the role and activities handled by the Emergency Response Division of DEQ. Some of the topics will include what happens when there's an emergency situation, DEQ's role and response during emergencies and procedures regarding. The session is geared toward the general public and people working in the emergency response professions such as first responders from the fire department, police department or local offices of emergency preparedness.

11/28/12
DEQ sends reminder about open burning regulations

When people burn waste, it causes air pollution and, in some cases, can be illegal. Open burning of certain materials is prohibited in Louisiana. There are also local ordinances pertaining to what can and can't be burned. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you could pay a fine Some materials that should NEVER be burned are: Plastic and other synthetic materials Tires and other rubber products Paints, household and agricultural chemicals Asphalt shingles, heavy oils, wire Newspaper, cardboard and other paper products Buildings and mobile homes

10/18/12
Enviroschool to offer session on emergency response

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Enviroschool is offering two free sessions on DEQ emergency response. These sessions will provide an overview of the role and activities handled by the Emergency Response Division of DEQ including what happens when there's an emergency situation, DEQ's role and response during emergencies, procedures regarding complaint and spill reporting and the Single Point of Contact (SPOC).

10/09/12
DEQ staff to participate in EBR Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The Greater Baton Rouge Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day and Paint Swap will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge. East Baton Rouge residents can bring household hazardous materials and leftover paint to Memorial Stadium parking lot. Entrance to the drop off site is from Scenic Highway at Foss Street.

10/08/12
DEQ paint swap recycled 97 five-gallon buckets of paint

On Saturday, volunteers from the Department of Environmental Quality recycled 97 five-gallon buckets of paint that would have otherwise ended up in landfills or been disposed of improperly. The DEQ team was participating in the Greater Baton Rouge Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day and Paint Swap. East Baton Rouge residents brought household hazardous materials and leftover paint to Memorial Stadium parking lot. More than 762 residents dropped off recyclables.

10/08/12