2015 WISCONSIN ACT 302
An Act to create 66.0419 of the statutes; relating to: local regulation of certain containers.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
66.0419 of the statutes is created to read:
66.0419 Local regulation of auxiliary containers. (1) In this section:
(a) "Auxiliary container" means a bag, cup, bottle, can, or other packaging that is designed to be reusable or single-use; that is made of cloth, paper, plastic, cardboard, corrugated material, aluminum, glass, postconsumer recycled material, or similar material or substrates, including coated, laminated, or multi-layer substrates; and that is designed for transporting or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages from a food service or retail facility.
(b) "Political subdivision" means a city, village, town, or county.
(2) No political subdivision may do any of the following:
(a) Enact or enforce an ordinance or adopt or enforce a resolution regulating the use, disposition, or sale of auxiliary containers.
(b) Prohibit or restrict auxiliary containers.
(c) Impose a fee, charge, or surcharge on auxiliary containers.
(3) (a) This section does not limit the authority of a political subdivision in operating a curbside recycling or commercial recycling program or an effective recycling program under s. 287.11 or in designating a recycling location.
(b) Subsection (2) (b) and (c) does not apply to the use of auxiliary containers on a property owned by the political subdivision.