Environmental protection topics

Environmental protection
Wisconsin River
Environmental protection in Wisconsin
Wisconsin River

Clean air, clean water and healthy landscapes. These are foundations of Wisconsin's economy, environment and quality of life. They are the assets that separate us from the rest of the pack.

Protecting and enhancing them will benefit everyone in Wisconsin - and require everyone's help.

Early planning and consultation with DNR, strong, sound regulations, cost sharing and partnerships are the keys.

Environmental Enforcement Handbook [PDF]

Air permits

Learn about air permits and air dispersion modeling.

Air quality & health

Learn about different types of air pollutants and what you can do to improve air quality.

Cleanup & redevelopment

Information about how you can clean up and redevelop contaminated properties.

Electronics recycling
Pile of electronics

Our electronics recycling law keeps many devices out of landfills and incinerators.

Managing waste & materials
Barrels of waste

Learn how to properly manage solid and hazardous waste.

Open burning
Autumn leaves

Learn about alternatives to open burning.

Recycling & composting
Recycling containers

Wisconsin has a strong history of recycling and composting.


Learn about how to report hazardous substance spills.

Water resources
Water rippling on a lake

Dive into all of our water-related topics.

Environmental impact analysis
People collaborating

We evaluate the environmental impact of agency policies.

Last revised: Tuesday February 10 2015