Solid Waste

Solid Waste Regulations  

Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC 33:VII.Subpart 1)

Updated Solid Waste Regulations were promulgated on November 20, 2011. The rule was published with the incorrect effective date. An Emergency Rule was adopted on November 21, 2011 changing the effective date of the rule from October 20, 2011 to November 20, 2011, its actual date of publication.

Solid Waste Permit Applications 
NOTE:  All applications that are hand-delivered to LDEQ must be submitted to the Public Participation and Permit Support Division. 

Pre-application requirements: For all NEW facilities, before submitting the initial application, please ensure that the following have been completed. See LAC 33:VII.513.B, for specifics related to each of these requirements.

  • A capacity evaluation shall be submitted for all newly proposed landfills, at least 90 days prior to submitting the application.
  • Written confirmation from the appropriate municipal or parish governing authority that the facility is in compliance with all existing local zoning and land use restrictions.
  • An emergency response plan shall be filed with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal. Approval shall be obtained before submission of the permit application.
  • Public notice of the intent to submit an application for a permit shall be published within 45 days prior of the permit application submission.

Modifications: An application is required for ALL submittals after 11/20/11. The facilities will be required to complete Sections 1-9 (or Sections 1-8 for Waste Tires) of the application and then only the portions of the application that relate to the modification; it is not necessary to submit the entire application. We also request that you do not submit blank tabs for attachment that are N/A. It is only necessary to submit the attachments required by the modification. Please note, if the application does not have a place that clearly depicts your requested modification, an attachment can be added to the application that describes the facility’s modification by filling in the blanks left for additional attachments at the end of the checklist. Please submit all major mods in a 3-ring binder or as loose pages, so that replacement pages may be added at a later date if necessary.

For permits that are technically complete and/or issued prior to 11/19/2011, the modification, once approved, will become part of the facility’s permit.

NOTE: If the permit has more than one facility type, please include any sections for each facility type that are not included in the permit application you submit. For example, if you have a Type I/II Landfill and a Type II Surface Impoundment, then submit the Type I/II Landfill Application and included any applicable sections of the Type I/II Surface Impoundment Application that are not included in the Type I/II Landfill Application.

  • Type I/II Landfill
  • Type I/II Surface Impoundment
  • Type I/II Landfarm
  • Type IA/IIA Processing
  • Type III C/D and/or Woodwaste Landfill
  • Type III Woodwaste Processing and/or Separation
  • Waste Tire Processing
  • Composting Facility
  • Beneficial Use

All the above applications are downloadable within the Solid Waste Resources page on this site.

State Fire Marshal/DEQ Joint Guidance Document for Emergency Response Plans

Annual Report Forms

Certification of Compliance (CoC) (Note:  Annual Report required for permitted solid waste facilities)
  • REVISED Certification of Compliance (Form 7336; Revision 9.0 dated 1/20/2023) - THIS UPDATED VERSION OF THE FORM MUST BE USED; OLDER VERSIONS OF THE FORM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

  •  MAJOR CHANGES to the CoC Form (Form 7336; Revision 9.0 dated 6/30/2020)

    1. Woodwaste added to Type III disposal reporting in Item 6.C.1 and Attachment 3.B
    2. Bauxite waste management & byproduct gypsum management – a new processing/disposal classification for these units created in Item 5; permittees with these units required to answer Item 10 and complete Attachments 3 & 4
    3. Cost Estimates & Financial Assurance - split into separate sections & corrective action added
      1. Cost estimates (Item 11)
        1. Copy of detailed cost estimates required with CoC and not EDMS #
        2. Copy of adjusted cost estimates required with CoC and not EDMS #
      2. Financial assurance (Item 12)
        1. Copy of local government financial test & guarantee and related info required with CoC
        2. Info required for funded trust fund
    • Adjusted financial assurance mechanism – other FA mechanisms still REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED UNDER SEPARATE COVER due to sensitive information needing to be hidden
    1. List of attachments - only applicable attachments are to be included with CoC
    2. Attachment 4 (landfills or permitted units managing bauxite waste or byproduct gypsum)
      1. Item 1.G – Emphasizes capacity to be reported in cubic yards & wet tons (use a conversion factor, if necessary)
      2. Item 1.G - Emphasizes used capacity for reporting period is not cumulative total & not to include amounts from prior years


  • General Instructions for Certification of Compliance Form

Notification Request Forms

Medical Waste Information

Permitted Landfill Information

Waste Tire Information

Disaster Debris Management

Best Management Practices Plan (BMP)

In accordance with LAC 33:VII.301.A., solid wastes are exempt from regulation if they are agricultural-crop residues, aquacultural residues, silvicultural residues, and other agricultural wastes stored, processed, or disposed on the site where the crops are grown or that are stored, processed, or disposed in accordance with a Best Management Practices Plan that has been provided to the Office of Environmental Services and approved in writing by the Department of Agriculture, and within the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture.

In accordance with LAC 33:VII.303.A., woodwastes that are beneficially used in accordance with a Best Management Practices Plan approved in writing by the Department of Agriculture, and submitted to the Office of Environmental Services, are not subject to permitting requirements or processing or disposal standards of the solid waste regulations, provided that the generator notifies the Office of Environmental Services in accordance with LAC 33:VII.401.A. (utilize the Solid Waste Notification Form)

MOU between LDEQ and LDAF

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Beneficial Use of Discarded Barite & Cement Powder Mixtures

Helpful Checklists

Please note:  The checklists below will be used by the Department in making the determination for Administrative Completeness.  This is only a tool to assist the applicant in providing all of the essential components of the submittal.  The facility is not required to submit the checklist to the Department.

Please be aware that the Department has consolidated facility name changes, operator changes and/or ownership changes under one set of requirements for all media.  Please utilize the new form, NOC-1, for these changes to your permits. 

To improve our services to you, we welcome all suggestions. If you have any suggestions, questions or need assistance from the Waste Permits Division, please don't hesitate to contact Yolunda Righteous, Waste Permits Administrator, at (225)219-3516 or send email to; or Robert Thomas, Waste Permits Manager, at (225)219-3604 or send an email to Robert.Thomas@LA.GOV. For all other questions, please contact the Customer Service Center toll-free at (866)896-5337.

Document to be filed in Parish Conveyance Records upon closure of solid waste facility

Other Forms and Information

      Solid Waste Management Plan/1994