Wisconsin's waste reduction and recycling law

In 1990, the Solid Waste Reduction, Recovery and Recycling Law was enacted to create new ways to manage waste and encourage reduction, reuse and recycling of Wisconsin's solid waste.

Administrative codes related to recycling

The following links are PDFs and exit the DNR website.

  • Chapter 150 - Environmental analysis and review procedures for department actions
  • Chapter 502 - Solid wastestorage, transportation, transfer, incineration, air curtain destructors, processing, wood burning, composting and municipal solid waste combustors
  • Chapter 542 - Recycling grants to responsible units
  • Chapter 544 - Effective recycling programs
  • Chapter 546 - Newspaper recycling fee

State statutes related to recycling

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Last Revised: Monday December 22 2014