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DENHAM SPRINGS - Parish officials have given a new waste collection business in Livingston Parish ten days to cease and desist operations.

On Monday, Livingston Waste owners received a letter from Livingston Parish because the company does not have a current agreement with the parish, the company's owner Jack Fridge said.

Since 2012, the company has offered trash collection for parish residents twice-a-week with free recycling.

The order came after the company could not meet requirements of a parish ordinance.

"There are a number of items in this agreement that Livingston Waste cannot meet," Fridge said on the company's facebook page. "Not because we don't want to but because these items are not available for a company the size of Livingston Waste. For example the parish expects a company with less than $100 thousand in revenue to have a $5 million umbrella policy. No insurance company will write a policy for that amount for the size of Livingston Waste, we have tried multiple companies."

The parish will hold a town meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. where Livingston Waste's cease and desist order will be discussed.

News 2 plans to get a response from Livingston Parish president Layton Ricks later today.

Tune in to our 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to find out more details regarding Livingston Waste.


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