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State Resources

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Wisconsin closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Wisconsin specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DNR Air Pollution Control Rules

Air permit and compliance forms – includes boilers and storage tanks

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association WI specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Electronic Waste - Information for businesses that handle used electronics

Hazardous Waste – DNR Hazardous Waste Overview page with information about universal waste

Permit Primer - Identify environmental requirements and required permits for a small business

Small Business Assistance Program – DNR small business assistance with environmental regulations

Recycling – DNR Business and Workplace Recycling page

Water  – DNR Water Topics page 

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Green Tier ​- DNR voluntary program​

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.