CHAPTER 287
SOLID WASTE REDUCTION, RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
SUBCHAPTER I
GENERAL
287.01   Definitions.
287.03   Departmental duties and powers.
287.05   State solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and resource recovery policy.
SUBCHAPTER II
SOLID WASTE REDUCTION, RECOVERY
AND RECYCLING
287.07   Prohibitions on land disposal and incineration.
287.08   Yard waste bags.
287.09   Municipal and county duties and powers.
287.093   Lien of recycling fees.
287.095   Responsible unit liability.
287.10   Limit on local regulation.
287.11   Effective recycling programs.
287.13   Municipal waste flow control; required use of recycling or resource recovery facility.
287.15   Waste oil collection and recycling.
287.17   Electronic waste recycling.
287.18   Lead acid battery collection.
287.185   Disposal of mercuric oxide batteries.
287.19   Statewide technical assistance.
287.21   Statewide education program.
287.215   Yard waste publicity.
287.22   Council on recycling.
287.23   Financial assistance for responsible units.
287.24   Recycling consolidation grants.
287.27   Materials recovered for reuse or recycling.
SUBCHAPTER IV
LITTERING
287.81   Littering.
SUBCHAPTER V
ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES
287.91   Enforcement; duty of department of justice; expenses.
287.93   Inspections.
287.95   Penalties concerning land disposal and incineration; citations.
287.97   Penalties.
Ch. 287 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. NR 185, 186, and 540, Wis. adm. code.
subch. I of ch. 287 SUBCHAPTER I
GENERAL
287.01 287.01 Definitions. Except as otherwise provided, in this chapter:
287.01(1) (1) “Department" means the department of natural resources.
287.01(2) (2) “Foam polystyrene packaging" means packaging made primarily from foam polystyrene that satisfies one of the following criteria:
287.01(2)(a) (a) Is designed for serving food or beverages.
287.01(2)(b) (b) Consists of loose particles intended to fill space and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
287.01(2)(c) (c) Consists of rigid materials shaped to hold and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
287.01(2m) (2m) “Land spreading facility" means a solid waste disposal facility in which solid waste is placed in thin layers onto the surface of the land or incorporated into the surface layers of the soil.
287.01(3) (3) “Major appliance" means a residential or commercial air conditioner, clothes dryer, clothes washer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave oven, oven, refrigerator, furnace, boiler, dehumidifier, water heater or stove.
287.01(4) (4) “Municipality" means a city, village or town.
287.01(5m) (5m) “Person" includes any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, local governmental unit, as defined in s. 66.0131 (1) (a), state agency or authority or federal agency.
287.01(6) (6) “Plastic container" means a plastic container, as defined in s. 100.33 (1) (c), that is required to be labeled under s. 100.33 (2).
287.01(7) (7) “Postconsumer waste" means solid waste other than solid waste generated in the production of goods, hazardous waste, as defined in s. 291.01 (7), waste from construction and demolition of structures, scrap automobiles, or high-volume industrial waste, as defined in s. 289.01 (17).
287.01(8) (8) “Region" means the area within the boundaries of a responsible unit.
287.01(8m) (8m) “Resource recovery" means the conversion of solid waste into fuel or energy.
287.01(9) (9) “Responsible unit" means a municipality, county, another unit of government, including a federally recognized Indian tribe or band in this state, or solid waste management system under s. 59.70 (2), that is designated under s. 287.09 (1).
287.01(10) (10) “Solid waste" has the meaning given in s. 289.01 (33).
287.01(11) (11) “Solid waste disposal" has the meaning given in s. 289.01 (34).
287.01(12) (12) “Solid waste facility" has the meaning given in s. 289.01 (35).
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 64 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before November 20, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 20, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-20-17)