Proper management of solid and hazardous waste represent an ongoing challenge to business and government. SHWEC assists both communities and businesses by providing integrated solid waste management planning assistance and targeted technical assistance. This includes helping communities develop competitive contracts and agreements with vendors, monitoring legislative trends and developments in Wisconsin, and providing up-to-date disposal market information. SHWEC also helps businesses understand the regulatory requirements for these materials and ways to better manage them in a competitive environment. Solid and hazardous waste research focuses on innovative strategies for waste management, as well as trends in collection and disposal of target materials.