As residents of Louisiana, it’s our duty to report violators of our state’s litter laws. If you witness littering or illegal dumping violations, report those responsible by calling the state’s anti-litter hotline at 1-888-LIT-R-BUG (1-888-548-7284).
Who should you call to report litter and environmental law violations? Report everything from the toss of a cigarette butt to a huge tire burn easily by referencing this list with phone numbers for reporting.
You are the eyes and ears of your community. In addition to local police, you can contact your local constable to enforce any of the following litter laws.
To report hazardous chemical releases, air/water pollution, leaks and runoff as well as toxic environmental accidents and complaints, call the Hazardous Materials Hotline at 225-925-6595 or 1-877-925-6595.
If you come across chemical spills, releases or odors from things like paints, pesticides, oil, antifreeze, etc. as well as mass fish kills and burning tires, call the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) Single Point of Contact (SPOC) at 225-219-3640 or Toll Free 1-888-763-5424.
You are the first line of defense against litter. If you see someone violating a dumpsite or littering in public, call the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Enforcement Division at 1-888-LITRBUG or 1-888-548-7284. You can also download the Wildlife and Fisheries app, for Apple products and Google Play users, to snap a picture and directly report littering.
Illegal dumping, burning or discharge of any kind in water is extremely harmful to our environment in many ways. Wrongful disposal of waste, shingles and tires should be reported, too. As soon as you notice, get in touch with Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Criminal Investigation Division (LDEQ-CID) at 1-888-763-5424 or 225-219-3944.
The U.S. EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division also investigates negligent, knowing or willful violations of federal environmental laws that damage our water, land, and air. If you witness illegal discharge in the air, hazardous waste or signs of asbestos, you can reach the EPA-CID at 225-925-8490.
For more information about the litter laws ordinances in your community, download the Criminal Investigation Division Environmental Crimes Handbook . You can also download a more thorough guide to reporting here .