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"'Tis the season to recycle" -- Holiday Recycling tips from DEQ

"'Tis the season to be jolly," but Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more waste in December than any other month. Planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of trash that goes to the landfills, and reuse can even generate useful items. You can "Be the Solution" and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

    Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 2015 Annual Report

    Fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30,2015

      DISCOVER DEQ - Enewsletter - November 2015

      What's Inside? DEQ reports on activities at the AWMA Conference; DEQ mourns loss of Evita Lagard; DEQ restructures regional offices - Hackler takes over at ARO; EPA's NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule to require universal electronic reporting; Wildland Hydrology takes students out of classroom, into field; DEQ's Aquifer group reaches out door-to-door, offers classes on sewage treatment; Louisiana Science Teachers and Math Teachers Conference; DEQ participates in 18th Annual Chem Friends Expo in Gonzales; Shreveport/Bossier's Red River Cleanup removes more than 12,000 pounds of trash; Geaux Ride; Who's Who

      Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held Dec. 3

      An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Wyndham Gardens, 1419 E. 70th Street, Shreveport, LA 71105.

      Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop to be held Dec. 2

      An Environmental Law Enforcement Training Workshop will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Monroe Public Safety Center, 1810 Martin Luther King Junior Dr., Monroe, LA 71202.

      Discover DEQ E News - October 2015

      What's Inside? DEQ Secretary Hatch, long-time employees recognized during service award ceremony; Ouachita River undergoes annual cleanup; DEQ geologists tour Inner Harbor Navigation Canal - Lake Borgne Surge Barrier; DEQ's Drinking Water Protection Team assists with Sparta Waterfest; Earthcon and Isotec present seminars on ground water testing; DEQ hosts Enviroschool workshops on air quality policy; DEQ rescues paint at the East Baton Rouge Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day; DEQ attends the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Conference in Lafayette; Charlene Turner, Galvez Building security guard, recognized for her service to DEQ; Vivian Aucoin elected secretary for AAPCA; Jason Hanchey is DEQ's new business analytics specialist; DEQ outreach visits Dutchtown High School

        Lafayette Consolidated Government wins an award for their MS4 program

        On Sept. 28, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the first winners of a new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards program. Developed through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program recognizes high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities and inspires them to exceed requirements through innovative and cost-effective approaches.

          State agencies the first to embrace Geaux Ride ride-sharing app

          Ride-sharing with Geaux Ride - It all adds up!

          Discover DEQ for September 2015

          State agencies first to embrace Geaux Ride app; The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program celebrates its 25th anniversary; DEQ inspects negighborhood wastewater stations; Records Management finds hidden history in basement boxes of documents; 4-H Junior Leadership Club launches annual membership drive in Evangeline Parish; DEQ On The Move; Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 3rd Quarter Summaries

          EPA Adds Five Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List & Proposes an Additional Seven

          Louisiana has one site added and one proposed

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