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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 create and revise the rules required and authorized by those statutes. These agency rules constitute the Wisconsin Administrative Code (Wis. Adm. Code).

The majority of the hazardous waste requirements in state statutes and rules reflect mandates contained in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and federal regulations that Wisconsin hazardous waste rules must reflect.

Proposed rules

WA-17-18 Coal Combustion Residuals Rulemaking

The DNR is developing rules to implement a state permitting program that is as protective as the existing federal coal combustion residuals (CCR) laws. The scope statement was approved at the February 2020 meeting of the Natural Resources Board.

A CCR rulemaking public feedback meeting was held Dec. 1, 2020. The DNR presented CCR rule concepts and gather feedback from attendees.

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 DNR is accepting public comments on the draft rule through July 7 and has schedule a public hearing on the drfat rule for June 28 at 1 p.m. CDT via Zoom. Refer to the hearing notice below for more hearing information.

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

Current solid waste rules and statutes

The tabs below list all current Wisconsin solid and hazardous waste rules and statutes.

Solid waste administrative codes

Solid waste state statutes