Agricultural Solid Waste Management Programlast updated: December 2013

Through the Agricultural Solid Waste Management Program, agricultural producers can learn how to manage agricultural waste for beneficial uses.

By the use of Best Management Practices adopted through this program, facilities such as rice dyers, grain elevators, cotton gins, seafood processors and similar operations, or facilities generating wood waste or stable manure can carry out their activities in an environmentally sound manner, where otherwise these operations would be subject to the LDEQ solid waste permitting process at public expense. By affected producers and processors implementing prescribed BMPs through this program, agricultural waste and by-products may be utilized beneficially as organic fertilizer, mulch, and other useful products.

Agricultural Solid Waste Best Management Practices Guidelines (PDF, 538 KB)

Contact Agricultural Solid Waste Management Program

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P.O. Box 3554
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70821-3554
Phone: 225-922-1269
Fax: 225-922-2577


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Louisiana

Office Locaters

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