Taxpaying entities who purchase qualified new recycling manufacturing or process equipment, and/or qualified service contracts, may be eligible for a tax credit of 14.4% against Louisiana income and corporation franchise taxes. The equipment must be new machinery or apparatus used exclusively to process post-consumer waste material, and/or recovered material, or new manufacturing machinery used exclusively to produce finished products from >50% post-consumer waste material in the state of Louisiana. Applicants must complete an Application for Income Tax Credit for Qualified New Recycling Equipment (see link). More information can be found in the DEQ Solid Waste regulations, LAC 33:VII.Chapter 104.
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) is required by the Louisiana Revised Statutes 30:2413.A.9, to submit an annual update report to the Legislature on the status of resource recovery and recycling programs in the parishes and municipalities throughout the state. LDEQ in turn is authorized to collect and compile data from the parishes and municipalities on resource recovery and recycling programs in those jurisdictions. Please click above to download the reporting form in PDF or MS Word format or fill it out online
For more information about electronics recycling, contact the DEQ at 1-866-896-LDEQ (5337).
Note: The Department does not collect electronics for recycling. We will be happy to connect you with the nearest recycling opportunity.