More than 25% of the waste in Wisconsin Landfills is C&D debris
Construction and demolition (C&D) debris makes up a quarter of all the waste in Wisconsin’s landfills. The sad part is that about 80% of this waste is reusable, recyclable or compostable.
Materials can often be salvaged or recycled, including asphalt, shingles, doors, flooring, aluminum siding, untreated wood and more.
Find a material recovery facility (MRF) in Wisconsin
An MRF is a recycling and/or reuse facility that accepts at least one type of recyclable material for processing. There are a number of MRFs located across the state.
You can find information about MRFs, including the nearest locations, by visiting the Wisconsin DNR page on MRFs.
Recycling laws in WI
Wisconsin has pushed forward for stronger recycling regulations since it first introduced the Solid Waste Reduction, Recovery and Recycling Law in 1990.
Most recently, state legislation has banned certain materials from landfills, including motor oil and filters. These, and other, wastes must be recycled or disposed of in the proper manner.
Learn more about Wisconsin’s recycling laws by following this link:
Learn about how to recycle at home here:
Need more information?
Read the Solid Waste Recycling and Waste Reduction Programs report from 2013. It’s a comprehensive report explaining the ins-and-outs of recycling programs statewide.
Access that recycling report here.
Even more info…
- Learn about composting laws here.
- Scrap tire disposal information over here.
- List of current licensed waste haulers and facilities right here.