287.23(4)(b)2. 2. Maintaining an effective recycling program following approval of the recycling program under s. 287.11.
287.23(4)(c) (c) If the responsible unit received a grant under this section or 1989 Wisconsin Act 335, section 85 (5) for the grant period preceding the grant period for which the application is being made, a financial report on the activities that have been or are likely to be funded by the grant in that preceding grant period, including a statement of whether any portion of that grant was or is likely to be spent on activities not related to the requirements of this subchapter and, if so, how much of the grant was or is likely to be spent on those activities.
287.23(4)(d) (d) Beginning with the application submitted for 1993, information on financial incentives that the responsible unit is using or plans to use to encourage reduction of the amount of solid waste generated or disposed of in the region.
287.23(4)(e) (e) Information concerning user fees used or proposed to be used to finance costs of the recycling program and, if no user fees are used, an explanation of why they are not used.
287.23(5b) (5b)Grant award. The department shall award a grant under this subsection to each eligible responsible unit that submits a complete grant application under sub. (4) for expenses allowable under sub. (3) (b). The department shall determine the amount of the grants under this subsection as follows:
287.23(5b)(a) (a) Determine the total amount that would have been awarded under this section for 1999 if no grants had been reduced under sub. (5p).
287.23(5b)(b) (b) Determine the amount that each responsible unit received under this section for 1999 or the amount that the responsible unit would have received.
287.23(5b)(c) (c) Award to a responsible unit the proportion of the total amount available for grants under this section that is equal to the proportion of the amount determined under par. (a) that the responsible unit received, or would have received, for 1999 as determined under par. (b).
287.23(5p) (5p)Late applications.
287.23(5p)(a) (a) If a responsible unit submits its application under sub. (4) after October 1 but no later than October 10, the amount of the responsible unit's grant is 95 percent of the amount determined under sub. (5b).
287.23(5p)(b) (b) If a responsible unit submits its application under sub. (4) after October 10 but no later than October 20, the amount of the responsible unit's grant is 90 percent of the amount determined under sub. (5b).
287.23(5p)(c) (c) If a responsible unit submits its application under sub. (4) after October 20 but no later than October 30, the amount of the responsible unit's grant is 75 percent of the amount determined under sub. (5b).
287.23(5p)(d) (d) If a responsible unit submits its application under sub. (4) after October 30, the responsible unit is not eligible for the grant.
287.23(6) (6)Disbursement. The department shall disburse a grant to the applicant after approval, but no later than June 1 of the year for which the grant is made.
287.23 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16, 75; 1995 a. 27; 1995 a. 227 s. 905; Stats. 1995 s. 287.23; 1997 a. 27, 41; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 16; 2011 a. 32.
287.23 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 542, Wis. adm. code.
287.24 287.24 Recycling consolidation grants.
287.24(1)(1)In this section, “population" means the number of persons residing in a region, as determined by the department based upon the most recent decennial or special census or the most recent, subsequent population estimate under s. 16.96.
287.24(2) (2)The department shall make a grant from the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (6) (bw) for a year to a responsible unit that has been determined under s. 287.11 to have an effective recycling program if any of the following applies:
287.24(2)(a) (a) The responsible unit is a county.
287.24(2)(b) (b) The responsible unit is a federally recognized Indian tribe or band.
287.24(2)(c) (c) The responsible unit has a population of 25,000 or more and consists of one or more municipalities.
287.24(2)(d) (d) The responsible unit is not eligible under par. (a), (b), or (c) but one of the following applies:
287.24(2)(d)1. 1. By October 1 in the year preceding the year for which the grant is made, the responsible unit consists of what had been at least 2 responsible units.
287.24(2)(d)2. 2. By October 1 in the year preceding the year for which the grant is made, the responsible unit enters into a cooperative agreement with another responsible unit for the joint provision of at least one of the following elements of an effective recycling program:
287.24(2)(d)2.a. a. Performing comprehensive program planning.
287.24(2)(d)2.b. b. Collecting and transporting recyclable materials.
287.24(2)(d)2.c. c. Sorting recyclable materials at a materials recovery facility.
287.24(2)(d)2.d. d. Developing and distributing educational materials relating to waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.
287.24(2)(d)2.e. e. Carrying out a program of technical assistance to businesses and owners and occupants of multifamily dwellings to increase the availability and convenience of recycling.
287.24(2)(d)2.f. f. Any other program element approved by the department.
287.24(3) (3)Subject to sub. (4), the department shall determine the amount of a grant to a responsible unit under this section as follows:
287.24(3)(a) (a) Divide the amount available under s. 20.370 (6) (bw) for the year by the total population of the responsible units eligible under sub. (2).
287.24(3)(b) (b) Multiply the amount determined under par. (a) by the population of the responsible unit.
287.24(4) (4)A grant under this section plus a grant under s. 287.23 may not exceed the allowable expenses under s. 287.23 (3) (b).
287.24 History History: 2011 a. 32.
287.27 287.27 Materials recovered for reuse or recycling.
287.27(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “materials recovery facility" means a facility where the materials specified in sub. (4) (b) or s. 287.07 (3) or (4), not mixed with other solid waste, are processed for reuse or recycling by conversion into a consumer product or a product which is used as a raw material in a commercial or industrial process. “Materials recovery facility" does not include a facility operated by a pulp or paper mill which utilizes fiber or paper that has been separated from waste for use as a raw material in a commercial product.
287.27(2) (2)Reports by materials recovery facilities. Annually, the owner or operator of a materials recovery facility shall report to the department the amount of each of the materials specified in s. 287.07 (3) or (4) and any other materials specified by the department under sub. (4) (b) that the materials recovery facility receives and that were recovered from waste generated in this state.
287.27(3) (3)Reports by trade associations. A trade association may submit a report to the department containing the information required under sub. (2) in aggregate form for 2 or more materials recovery facilities that are affiliated with the trade association. A report under this subsection shall identify each materials recovery facility for which it is reporting. A materials recovery facility that is covered by a report under this subsection shall be considered to be in compliance with sub. (2).
287.27(4) (4)Rules. The department, by rule, may do any of the following:
287.27(4)(a) (a) Specify the form and manner of reporting under subs. (2) and (3).
287.27(4)(b) (b) Specify additional materials that the owner or operator of a materials recovery facility must report under sub. (2) or (3).
287.27(4)(c) (c) Exempt certain materials recovery facilities from all or a part of the reporting requirements of subs. (2) and (3) if the reports are not needed for the calculation of solid waste reuse or recycling rates under s. 287.19 (1) (a) 2.
287.27 History History: 1997 a. 60.
287.29 287.29 Iron and steel slag recovery.
287.29(1)(1)In this section, “slag” means slag generated by the production or processing of iron or steel that is managed as an item of value in a controlled manner and is not discarded.
287.29(2) (2)No person may use unencapsulated slag on private property within 100 feet of a residential dwelling or a building intended to be used in whole or in part as a school or daycare facility without prior approval of the department.
287.29 History History: 2017 a. 285.
subch. IV of ch. 287 SUBCHAPTER IV
LITTERING
287.81 287.81 Littering.
287.81(1)(1)In this section:
287.81(1)(a) (a) “Aircraft" means any structure invented, used or designed for navigation or flight in the air.
287.81(1)(am) (am) “Highway" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (22).
287.81(1)(as) (as) “Large item" means an appliance, an item of furniture, a tire, a vehicle, a boat, an aircraft, building materials, or demolition waste.
287.81(1)(b) (b) “Vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (74), but includes an electric scooter, as defined in s. 340.01 (15ps), an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in s. 340.01 (15pm), and an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in s. 340.01 (2g).
287.81(1)(c) (c) “Waters of the state" has the meaning given in s. 281.01 (18).
287.81(2) (2)Except as provided in sub. (3), a person who does any of the following may be required to forfeit not more than $500:
287.81(2)(a) (a) Deposits or discharges any solid waste on or along any highway, in any waters of the state, on the ice of any waters of the state or on any other public or private property.
287.81(2)(b) (b) Permits any solid waste to be thrown from a vehicle operated by the person.
287.81(2)(c) (c) Fails to remove within 30 days or otherwise abandons any automobile, boat or other vehicle in the waters of the state.
287.81(2)(d) (d) Owns an aircraft that has crashed in the waters of the state and fails to remove the aircraft from those waters within 30 days after the crash, within 30 days after June 15, 1991, or within 30 days after the national transportation safety board pursuant to an investigation under 49 CFR Part 831 authorizes its removal, whichever is latest.
287.81(2m) (2m)Except as provided in sub. (3), a person who deposits any large item on or along any highway, in any waters of the state, on the ice of any waters of the state, or on any other public or private property shall forfeit not more than $1,000.
287.81(3) (3)
287.81(3)(a)(a) Subsections (2) (a) and (2m) do not apply to a person who places solid waste in a receptacle designed for solid waste storage that is located along a highway or on other public or private property.
287.81(3)(b) (b) Subsections (2) and (2m) do not apply to a person who deposits or discharges solid waste in conformance with chs. 30, 31, 281 to 285 or 289 to 299 or a permit, license or other approval issued by the department under those chapters.
287.81 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1991 a. 19; 1995 a. 227 s. 917; Stats. 1995 s. 287.81; 2001 a. 90; 2009 a. 368; 2011 a. 265; 2019 a. 11.
287.81 Annotation Discarding a cigarette butt onto a highway violates this section's prohibition of discharging “any solid waste on or along any highway." State v. Iverson, 2015 WI 101, 365 Wis. 2d 302, 871 N.W.2d 661, 14-0515.
subch. V of ch. 287 SUBCHAPTER V
ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES
287.91 287.91 Enforcement; duty of department of justice; expenses.
287.91(1)(1)The attorney general shall enforce this chapter except for ss. 287.07, 287.08 and 287.81 and all rules promulgated under this chapter except under those sections.
287.91(2) (2)Notwithstanding sub. (1) and s. 287.95 (3) (a), the attorney general may enforce s. 287.07 (3), (4), and (5) by seeking injunctive relief against any person violating those provisions.
287.91(3) (3)The circuit court for Dane County or for any other county where a violation occurred in whole or in part has jurisdiction to enforce this chapter or related rules by injunctive and other relief appropriate for enforcement.
287.91(4) (4)The department of natural resources shall reimburse the department of justice for the expenses incurred in enforcing this chapter from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (4) (ma).
287.91 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1993 a. 75; 1995 a. 227 s. 919; Stats. 1995 s. 287.91; 2009 a. 50; 2017 a. 59.
287.93 287.93 Inspections. Any officer, employee or authorized representative of the department may enter and inspect any place at which a solid waste facility is located or is being constructed or installed, or inspect any record relating to solid waste management of any person who generates, transports, treats, stores or disposes of solid waste, at any reasonable time for the purpose of ascertaining the state of compliance with this chapter and rules promulgated under this chapter. No person may refuse entry or access to any officer, employee or authorized representative of the department who requests entry or access for purposes of inspection, and who presents appropriate credentials. No person may obstruct, hamper or interfere with any such inspection. The department, if requested, shall furnish to the owner or operator of the premises a report setting forth all facts found that relate to compliance status.
287.93 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1995 a. 227 s. 920; Stats. 1995 s. 287.93.
287.95 287.95 Penalties concerning land disposal and incineration; citations.
287.95(1)(1)Any person who violates s. 287.07 (1m), (4m), or (5) may be required to forfeit $50 for a first violation, may be required to forfeit $200 for a 2nd violation and may be required to forfeit not more than $2,000 for a 3rd or subsequent violation.
287.95(2) (2)
287.95(2)(a)(a) Any person who violates s. 287.07 (2) or 287.08 before January 1, 1995, is not subject to a penalty.
287.95(2)(b) (b) After December 31, 1994, any person who violates s. 287.07 (2) or 287.08 may be required to forfeit $50 for a first violation, may be required to forfeit $200 for a 2nd violation and may be required to forfeit not more than $2,000 for a 3rd or subsequent violation.
287.95(3) (3)
287.95(3)(a)(a) Any person who violates s. 287.07 (3) and (4) before January 1, 1997, is not subject to a penalty.
287.95(3)(b) (b) After December 31, 1996, any person who violates s. 287.07 (3) and (4) may be required to forfeit $50 for a first violation, may be required to forfeit $200 for a 2nd violation and may be required to forfeit not more than $2,000 for a 3rd or subsequent violation.
287.95(4) (4)The department may follow the procedures for the issuance of a citation under ss. 23.50 to 23.99 to collect a forfeiture for the violations under subs. (1), (2) (b) and (3) (b).
287.95 History History: 1989 a. 335, 359; 1995 a. 227 s. 921; Stats. 1995 s. 287.95; 2009 a. 50, 86; 2011 a. 258.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)