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Solid waste rules and statutes

Wisconsin's legislature creates and revises the Wisconsin Statutes (Wis. Stats.), while state agencies such as the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) create and revise the rules required and authorized by those statutes. These agency rules constitute the Wisconsin Administrative Code (Wis. Adm. Code).

Public participation is a critical component of agency rulemaking and we value your involvement in the DNR's rulemaking activities. There are numerous opportunities for you to participate in the DNR rulemaking process.

Current hazardous waste rules and statutes are found on Hazardous waste resources.

Solid waste rules and statutes

Solid waste administrative codes

Solid waste state statutes

Proposed electronics recycling rule

WA-11-19 Electronics Recycling Rulemaking

The DNR is developing rules to codify and clarify policies related to the E-cycle Wisconsin program and define requirements for electronics processing facilities. The scope statement was approved at the December 2019 meeting of the Natural Resources Board.

The Natural Resources Board approved the rule at its Oct. 27, 2021, meeting. At the request of the Legislature, following committee review, the DNR recalled the rule in April 2022 to make germane modifications to small sections. The NRB approved the changes at its June 22, 2022, meeting, and the DNR submitted the modified rule to the Legislature for review.