Waste facility and transporter licenses
Annual operating licenses issued for solid, hazardous and infectious waste activities cover a one-year period, from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. You may apply for a license at any point during the year, but will need to pay the full amount of any applicable license fees.
Waste type activity codes
The links below list types of waste that transporters or facilities may list on license applications and license renewal forms. The lists do not include all waste types subject to regulation.
For more information on transporter licenses, visit the following pages:
- Transporting Hazardous and PCB Waste
- Transporting Infectious Waste
- Transporting Solid Waste and Recyclables
Solid and hazardous waste facility licenses
A DNR license is required for a solid waste landfill. For more information on siting and licensing a landfill, visit the landfill siting process.
In most cases, a DNR license is required for a compost facility, processing facility, storage facility, woodburning facility, incinerator or transfer station. Refer to the following links for more details.
- Compost facility license information
- Electronics processing facility information
- Information for waste tire transfer, storage or processing facilities
- Other non-landfill solid waste facilities
- Information for used oil transporters/handlers
Facilities that treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste must be licensed by the DNR, unless the activity is specifically exempt from the licensing requirement. For more information, see the hazardous waste overview. For information on hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facility licensing, contact your regional hazardous waste management specialist.
Public Notice of STRESAU LABORATORY, INC. LICENSE RENEWAL
R. Stresau Laboratory Inc. (Stresau) is located at N8265 Medley Road, Spooner, Washburn County, 54801. The DNR received an application April 3, 2023, from Stresau to continue operation of licensed hazardous waste treatment. Stresau manufactures energetic devices and has been in business since 1961. The facility also has a research and development area and a testing and evaluation area for energetics. Stresau currently operates a hazardous waste Thermal Treatment Unit (TTU), considered a miscellaneous unit under ch. NR 664 subchapter X, Wis. Adm. Code, for treatment of reactive (D003) hazardous wastes the facility generates. This treatment unit is considered open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) of hazardous waste and meets the definitions of open burning in ss. NR 660.10(86) and NR 429.02(1), Wis. Adm. Code.
Documents prepared and submitted on behalf of the project applicant, Stresau Laboratory, Inc.:
Warning: These files are large, so downloading may take a few minutes on slow internet connections.
- Feasibility and Plan of Operation Report Cover Letter
- Redacted Feasibility and Plan of Operation Report
Document prepared by the DNR:
For information, contact:
Waste Management Engineer
DNR Waste and Materials Management Program
Lists of licensed transporters and facilities
Lists of currently licensed waste transporters and facilities
The following links take you to interactive lists of license holders you can sort and search based on your needs. You can also download spreadsheets of the lists.
Please note: "County" refers to the location of the licensed or registered operation, not its service area. A licensed or registered operation may service an area covering multiple counties or operate statewide. Contact the licensee directly to see if it operates in your area. Licensed operations based outside Wisconsin are at the end of the list.
Lists of licensed landfills
- Solid waste landfills licensed in Wisconsin
- Solid waste landfills licensed in Wisconsin, by county and waste type
- Construction and demolition landfills in Wisconsin