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7/6/21 COVID-19 UPDATE: 

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As staff at state agencies return to state office buildings, we anticipate operations will begin to resemble pre-pandemic conditions. However, we will continue to utilize online or virtual business practices that were found to be efficient over the past year.

Field work, including compliance inspections, continue to take place but you may notice an uptick in activity as conditions allow. In most cases, staff will continue to schedule pre-inspection calls with facilities to gather some of the information that would previously have been collected while on-site. These advance calls will also be used to discuss safety protocols for on-site visits that may be needed to complete all aspects of a compliance assessment.

Staff will keep their voicemails and availability messages up to date and will respond as they are able.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 information webpage.

If you are working on a demolition, construction or renovation project, there are several DNR programs you will want to work with. The Air Program implements the DNR's Asbestos Program, which reduces the public's possible asbestos exposure. The Waste & Materials Management Program can help you determine how to manage construction and demolition (C&D) debris. And there are permits you will need to consider, including storm water management and construction permits.

Asbestos Removal and Notification

Learn about asbestos removal and notification requirements in Wisconsin.

Is Asbestos In Your Home?

Discover potential locations of asbestos in your home with this helpful publication.

Managing Construction and Demolition Debris

Resources to help you manage waste and debris on construction and demolition sites.

Waste From Demolished Structures

Many building materials and household products can be reused or recycled.

Recycling Asphalt Shingles

The DNR encourages recycling of residential asphalt shingles from C&D waste.