Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air, Waste, and Remediation & Redevelopment Division Waste and Materials Management Program
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin follows the federal used oil management standards. There are no additional state provisions. Wisconsin bans the disposal of used oil, used automotive engine oil filters, and oil absorbent materials in solid waste landfills.
• Administration and enforcement. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Waste and Materials Management Program administers and enforces the state's used oil management rules.
OIL FILTERS AND OIL ABSORBENT MATERIALS
Wisconsin prohibits the disposal in a solid waste landfill of:
- Used oil, and
- Used oil filters.
Used oil-containing materials, including absorbents, may be disposed of in a solid waste landfill only if:
- There is no free-flowing oil in or on the absorbent material, and
- The absorbent and the liquid absorbed are not hazardous waste.