Wisconsin Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wisconsin Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Management Division Waste & Materials Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wisconsin follows the federal regulations for universal waste. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) allows used antifreeze to be managed as universal wastes, provided the antifreeze is destined for recycling. Although the state has not yet adopted regulations to manage antifreeze as a universal waste, the DNR "exercises discretion" in managing used antifreeze destined for recycling as a universal waste, pursuant to a DNR Memorandum of November 11, 2008, Management of Universal Wastes in Wisconsin. Check with the DNR to verify that it is still allowing such management of used antifreeze, despite the absence of Wisconsin regulations authorizing such management.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Waste & Materials Management Program administers and enforces the universal wastes rule in Wisconsin.

Guidance Documents

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