Solid Waste Reduction, Recovery, and Recycling (Wisconsin)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Wisconsin

Name Solid Waste Reduction, Recovery, and Recycling
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Wisconsin Department of Natural Resoures
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


This statute expresses the strong support of the State of Wisconsin for the reduction of the amount of solid waste generated, the reuse, recycling and composting of solid waste, and resource recovery from solid waste. The statute also notes that research, development and innovation in the design, management and operation of solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and resource recovery systems and operations are necessary and should be encouraged in order to improve the processes, lower operating costs and provide incentives for the use of these systems and operations and their products.

The legislature recognizes the necessity of the state to occupy a regulatory role in this field and the necessity to give municipalities and counties certain powers to adopt waste flow control ordinances in order to require the use of recycling and resource recovery facilities.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Tom Nowakowski
Department Department of Natural Resources
Division Business Sector Support

Phone 608-266-8226