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    Waste and Materials Management Study Group

    The Waste and Materials Management Study Group will be meeting on Aug. 5, 2021, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. using an online Zoom meeting.

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    Waste and Materials Management Study Group

    The Waste and Materials Management Study Group will meet to discuss DNR updates, the group’s charter, recycling subcommittee updates and general PFAS initiatives in Wisconsin and the DNR.

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    Milwaukee DMMF proposed Low Hazard Grant of Exemption for Dredged Material- Public Meeting

    A public meeting to discuss disposal of dredged material will be held by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Room 104 at the Port Milwaukee offices located at 2323 South Lincoln Memorial Drive in…

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    Public Informational Hearing On The Proposed Orchard Ridge Eastern Expansion - Southern Unit Landfill

    Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc. (WMWI) has filed with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 289.24, a complete feasibility report concerning a parcel of land proposed to be used as a site for land disposal of solid…

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    Waste And Materials Management Study Group

    The Waste and Materials Management Study Group will meet virtually to discuss DNR updates, the group’s charter, topics for solid waste improvements and the electronics recycling rule.

  • News

    DNR Launches Waste Characterization Study At Wisconsin Landfills

    This past September, SCS Engineers began collecting and sorting samples of municipal solid waste at landfills across the state as part of a study aimed at better understanding what Wisconsinites are throwing in the trash. Results of the study will provide a powerful planning tool for waste reduction and minimization efforts across the state, and when compared to prior studies conducted in 2003 and 2009, will help officials identify trends in waste and recycling.  

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    Management of universal waste in Wisconsin

    To encourage and facilitate recycling, Wisconsin's universal waste regulations reduce the burden of hazardous waste management standards for recordkeeping and by allowing longer storage periods for these wastes. Universal waste regulations govern…

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    Waste tires in Wisconsin

    Waste tires present environmental, health and safety hazards. These hazards include fire and stagnant water that breeds mosquitoes and potential diseases such as West Nile virus. The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for managing the…

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    Waste and Materials Management Study Group

    The Waste and Materials Management Study Group is a stakeholder working group formed in 2016 by the DNR's Waste and Materials Management Program. The group serves as a forum for the program to receive input from, and provide information to,…

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    Cleaning up storm debris

    Residents and businesses can clean up storm debris in a way that protects their immediate health and safety and reduces longer-term risks to human health and the environment by keeping hazardous materials out of groundwater, surface waters and soil…

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