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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 coal combustion residuals rule

WA-17-18 Coal Combustion Residuals Rulemaking

The DNR is developing rules that incorporate new federal requirements for coal combustion residual (CCR) landfills into Wisconsin's existing rules. The proposed rule would allow Wisconsin to seek approval of a state CCR permit program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The scope statement was approved at the February 2020 meeting of the Natural Resources Board.

Coal Combustion Residuals Rulemaking Timeline

Scope statement
Summer 2019- winter 2019/2020
Rule drafting/ Public feedback
Winter 2019/2020 - summer 2021
  • Rule drafting
  • Economic impact analysis drafting
  • A public feedback meeting was held Dec. 1, 2020
Economic impact analysis
Summer 2021
Public hearing on proposed rule
Oct. 28, 2021
NRB meeting and rule adoption
Winter 2021/2022 - spring 2022
Legislative review
Spring 2022 or winter 2023
Rule published and effective
Summer 2022 or 2023

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 DNR accepted public comments on the draft rule through July 7, 2021, and held a public hearing June 28. The rule is on the Oct. 27, 2021, Natural Resources Board agenda for approval. The deadlien to submit written comments or a request to testifay is Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. CDT.