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For information on waste rules and laws, contact:
DNR Waste & Materials Management Program

Solid and hazardous 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

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 hazardous waste rule development

The DNR's hazardous waste program is working on capturing federal regulations promulgated since Wisconsin last received authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To the extent possible, the DNR intends to adopt equivalent content and format of the promulgated federal regulations.

Opportunity for public comment

The public has the opportunity to comment and/or testify at a public hearing on the permanent rule to revise ch. NR 600, relating to the generation, transportation, recycling, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste, universal waste, pharmaceuticals, and used oil.

Public hearings on the proposed rules are scheduled for July 25 in Green Bay, July 26 in Milwaukee and July 29 in Madison. Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before August 5, 2019.

Access the draft rule and public hearing notice by scrolling to NRB Order Number WA-06-17 on the DNR's permanent rules page.

Written comments may be submitted by U.S. mail, email, or through the internet and will have the same weight and effect as oral statements presented at the public hearing. Written comments and any questions on the proposed rules should be submitted to:

Attn: Ruth O'Donnell
Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management
Department of Natural Resources
141 NW Barstow, RM 180
Waukesha, WI 53188

Current rules and statutes

The tabs below list all current Wisconsin solid and hazardous waste rules and statutes.

Solid waste

Solid waste administrative codes

Solid waste state statutes

Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste administrative codes

Hazardous waste state statutes

The following links are PDFS that exit the DNR website.

Last revised: Monday July 01 2019