Wisconsin Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 664.0300 to 664.0317 and NR 665.0300 to 665.0316 (interim status)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: NR 500 to 524

Liner construction quality assurance plan: NR 664.0019 and NR 665.0019 (interim status)

Response action plan: NR 664.0304 and NR 665.0303 (interim status)

Licensing process: NR 670 and NR 670 Appendix II

Land disposal facility 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) Division of Air and Waste Bureau of Waste and Materials Management Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's hazardous waste landfill requirements include the federal rules and several more stringent state standards. The state's standards cover licensing procedures, fees, and closure.

Note: At present, Wisconsin has no commercial landfills that accept hazardous waste.

Wisconsin has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. In addition, the federal solid waste landfill requirements apply in Wisconsin. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Bureau of Waste and Materials Management administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Wisconsin.

State Requirements


NR 670 and NR 670 Appendix II

Wisconsin refers to "permits" as "licenses." The hazardous waste landfill licensing ...

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