The four year conflict between a local landfill company and the city of Shreveport took a turn in the citys direction on Thursday. The Department of Environmental Quality has stepped in and ordered the landfill to shut down in two months. The city had argued that the landfill management company was not obeying their zoning ordinance. Management told KTAL that they hope to resolve the issue through litigation in the coming days. In the middle of the fight, are residents like Tomika Mahoney who say “if they are not using their zoning law correctly then they should be shut down." Mahoney also said however that she hasnt been terribly bothered by the amount of noise and dirty in the air that the landfill sometimes generates. Other community members told us that property values could go down if the landfill is allowed to stay open. The company has been permitted to operate on a limited scale until the end of April.