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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 has developed a draft Economic Impact Analysis and is holding a public comment period to solicit any additional information or advice on the economic effect of the proposed rules. Comments will be accepted from March 17 to April 16, 2021. Please submit comments to Sarah Murray.

Note a separate public comment period on the rule itself will be held after the economic impact analysis has been finalized.

The DNR held a rulemaking public feedback meeting Dec. 9, 2020. The DNR presented rule concepts and gather feedback from attendees.

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