SOLID WASTE REDUCTION, RECOVERY AND RECYCLING
Departmental duties and powers.
State solid waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and resource recovery policy.
SOLID WASTE REDUCTION, RECOVERY
Prohibitions on land disposal and incineration.
Municipal and county duties and powers.
Lien of recycling fees.
Responsible unit liability.
Limit on local regulation.
Effective recycling programs.
Municipal waste flow control; required use of recycling or resource recovery facility.
Waste oil collection and recycling.
Lead acid battery collection.
Disposal of mercuric oxide batteries.
Statewide technical assistance.
Statewide education program.
Yard waste publicity.
Council on recycling.
Financial assistance for responsible units.
Recycling efficiency incentive grants.
Waste reduction and recycling demonstration grants.
Materials recovered for reuse or recycling.
Newspaper recycling fee.
ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES
Enforcement; duty of department of justice; expenses.
Penalties concerning land disposal and incineration; citations.
Ch. 287 Note
Note: 1995 Wis. Act 227
renumbered the provisions of chs. 144, 147, 159 and 162, Stats. 1993-94, to be chs. 280-299, Stats. 1995-96. For a table tracing former section numbers see the Addenda & Errata at the end of Volume 5.
Ch. 287 Cross-reference
See also chs. NR 185
, and 540
, Wis. adm. code.
Except as otherwise provided, in this chapter:
"Department" means the department of natural resources.
"Foam polystyrene packaging" means packaging made primarily from foam polystyrene that satisfies one of the following criteria:
Consists of loose particles intended to fill space and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
Consists of rigid materials shaped to hold and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
"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.
"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.
"Municipality" means a city, village or town.
"Out-of-state unit" means a general purpose local governmental unit located in a state other than Wisconsin.
"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.
"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)
"Region" means the area within the boundaries of a responsible unit or an out-of-state unit.
"Resource recovery" means the conversion of solid waste into fuel or energy.
"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)