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  • AG Caldwell Seeks to Block Ebola Waste Disposal in Louisiana

    October 12, 2014 10:17 PM

    (BATON ROUGE, LA)- Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is seeking a temporary restraining order to block the disposal of incinerated waste from the Dallas Ebola victim's personal items and belongings at a Louisiana landfill. It has been reported that six truckloads of potential Ebola contaminated material collected from the... more »
  • Cleanup Underway at Old Marine Shale Processors

    March 14, 2013 6:23 PM

    In Saint Mary Parish, hazardous waste removal and demolition is underway at the old Marine Shale Processors site. It's located in Amelia, near Morgan City. Clean up crews have had their equipment in place since early February. Marine Shale Processors took over the site in 1984. At first,... more »
  • Man convicted of dumping waste into Red River

    March 22, 2012 10:51 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a Shreveport man of several violations including the dumping of untreated wastewater directly into the Red River. The Times reports John Tuma, former president of ARKLA Disposal Services Inc. was convicted Wednesday of dumping wastewater without a permit, discharging untreated wastewater... more »
  • Scott Hazardous Waste Day

    September 18, 2011 1:30 PM

    The City of Scott is doing its part to keep the environment clean. The city held a household hazardous waste event Saturday, residents went to the city maintenance building to properly dispose of paint, motor oil, tires and other hazardous materials. The Mayor tells KATC that they are... more »
  • Oilfield Waste Site in Houma?

    February 6, 2011 1:17 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish councilman Johnny Pizzolatto has proposed allowing the underground disposal of oilfield waste in north Houma. Pizzolatto tells The Courier that his proposal would exclude "saltwater injection wells and the disposal of brine" from the list of waste-disposal or storage facilities that must be at... more »
  • Lafayette Labor Day Waste Changes

    September 2, 2010 11:02 AM

    Allied Waste will not run their regularly scheduled Monday residential garbage and yard waste collection routes in Lafayette Parish in observation of the Labor Day holiday. All Allied Waste customers will receive garbage and yard waste collection the day following their regularly scheduled collection day during the week of Labor... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill-Waste Disposal

    August 25, 2010 9:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cleanup of history's worst peacetime oil spill is generating thousands of tons of oil-soaked debris that is ending up in local landfills, some of which have existing environmental concerns. The soft, absorbent boom that has played the biggest role in containing the spill alone would... more »
  • LA Company Pleaded Guilty to Discharging Waste Oil

    July 30, 2010 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Justice Department says a Louisiana company has pleaded guilty to discharging waste oil from one of its vessels on the high seas. Offshore Vessels LLC entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors say the company admitted that crew members... more »
  • Oil Waste Disposal

    June 24, 2010 12:06 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - A leaky truck filled with oil-stained sand and absorbent boom soaked in crude pulls away from the beach, leaving tar balls in a public parking lot and a messy trail of sand and water on the main beach road. A few miles away, brown liquid... more »
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Disposal of Hazardous Waste

    May 7, 2010 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A 41-year-old man has pleaded guilty in state court to illegally disposing of hazardous waste. Authorities say Robert Beam, the former owner of Lake Charles-based Chrome Doctor and Chrome Technology, entered the plea to unlawful disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Opelousas man arrested in illegal dumping case

    February 19, 2010 6:21 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The director of a company that operates several wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana has been arrested on charges he allowed untreated wastewater to be illegally dumped. The state Department of Environmental Quality said 57-year-old Joseph L. Jones, of Opelousas, faces 12 felony charges involving alleged violations... more »
  • Holiday trash pick up

    December 23, 2009 12:07 PM

    There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Christmas day. Regular friday customers in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of Lafayette parish will receive service the Saturday following Christmas. Allied Waste will also pick up excess garbage and large boxes outside of the automated garbage cart... more »
  • Thanksgiving holiday waste schedule

    November 24, 2009 3:57 PM

    There will be no garbage or yard waste collection on Thanksgiving day provided by Allied Waste in Lafayette and surrounding parishes. Thursday garbage customers will receive collection on the Friday following Thanksgiving, and Friday customers will receive garbage collection the Saturday following Thanksgiving. The week of Thanksgiving, Monday through Wednesday... more »
  • Household Chemical Collection in Eunice and Opelousas

    November 3, 2009 1:32 PM

    St. Landry Parish will hold its second annual hazardous household waste disposal day Saturday in both Eunice and Opelousas. Hazardous waste such as motor oil, household cleaners and chemicals, pesticides and more will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Opelousas Recycling Center at 2717 W. Landry... more »

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