Wisconsin Recycling regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Recycling: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste recycling: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 661.06

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Electronics: NR 661 and NR 673

E-Cycle Wisconsin: 2009 Wisconsin Act 50, Wisconsin Statutes Annotated (WSA) 20.370(2), WSA 25.49, WSA 287.07(5), WSA 287.09(2), WSA 287.13(5), and WAS 287.17

Solid (nonhazardous) waste recycling: NR 540.01 to 540.11 and WSA 287.01 to 287.31

Definitions: NR 500.03, NR 540.03, and WSA 287.27

Waste recycling facilities: NR 540.01 to 540.11

Waste haulers: NR 502.06

Recyclable scrap transporters: Transportation (Trans) 269.01 to 269.15

Regulatory Agencies

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin's regulations for hazardous waste recycling follow federal recycling requirements. See the national section RECYCLING for additional information.

Electronics recycling is governed by the state's hazardous waste and universal waste regulations. In addition, 2009 Wisconsin Act 50, Wisconsin's electronics recycling law, establishes a statewide program, now called E-Cycle Wisconsin, to collect and recycle certain electronics.

Wisconsin has its own solid (nonhazardous) waste recycling rules for waste recycling facilities, solid waste haulers, and scrap recyclable transporters, including notification and reporting requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE TRANSPORTERS for additional information.

Administration and enforcement. DNR enforces the hazardous and nonhazardous waste recycling requirements in Wisconsin. ...

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