Wisconsin Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 664.0220 to 664.0232 and NR 665.0220 to 665.0231 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste incineration rules: NR 664.0340 to 664.0351 and NR 665.0340 to 665.0352 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: NR 664.0300 to 664.0317 and NR 665.0300 to 665.0316 (interim status)

Organic air emissions standards: NR 664.1030 to 664.1090 and NR 665.1030 to 665.1090 (interim status)

Disposal prohibitions and restrictions:

Underground injection well disposal prohibition: NR 815.06(1)

Land treatment prohibition: NR 664.0270 and NR 665.0270 (interim status)

Land disposal restrictions: NR 668.01 to 668.50 and Appendices

Land disposal licensing process: NR 670 and NR 670 Appendix II

Land disposal fees: Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 289.62, WSA 291.33, WSA 289.67, and WSA 289.63

Regulatory Agency

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air and Waste Division Waste and Materials Management Program Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's hazardous waste disposal rules include the federal requirements and several more stringent state rules in connection with facility licensing and fees. The state has its own additional disposal prohibitions and restrictions.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Waste and Materials Management Program administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Wisconsin.

State Requirements


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