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Environmental Division

4445 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office: 389-5456 Fax: 389-5460

Primary areas of environmental responsibility include:

  • Wastewater (pre-treatment)
  • Storm water
  • Solid waste (enforcement)
  • East Baton Rouge Parish North Landfill
To a lesser degree it includes air quality, hazardous materials and underground storage tanks. Because of the division's special role and activities, it functions in three capacities:

  1. As a regulatory agency in the enforcement of Parish ordinances in the areas of wastewater, solid waste and storm water;

  2. As a consulting unit for the Department of Public Works and other public and private agencies in which capacity, it offers technical advice on various state and federal statues;

  3. As a service organization to the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish by answering calls relating to odor, unauthorized burnings, storm drainage problems, highways spills, hazardous material spills, raw sewage, etc. We also offer public education assistance when requested by public and non-profit agencies. Interested organizations and individuals may contact us at (225) 389-5456.