This resource has been created to provide information to local recycling program mangers as they plan, implement and manage local recycling and solid waste management programs. SHWEC staff have made an effort to create a "one stop" location for information, but feel free to offer your suggestions for improvements or links to resource you have found to be useful.
Regulatory Resources - The menu below provides links to Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes related to recylcing and solid waste. Also included are direct links to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Waste and Materials Management Website as well as DNR publications.
Recycling Related Grant Sources- These links will take you to grants that can be used to support recycling activities.
SHWEC Publications Page - SHWEC maintains a collection of over 250 publications and factsheets that can be searched by entering a "key word." Just click the "Publications" link above and enter a keyword such as "Recycling", "Solid Waste", or "Composting" for relevant publications
Sample Educational Materials and Requests for Proposal - SHWEC has developed a library of sample materials that have been submitted by recycling program managers from around Wisconsin. Work continues to make this resource available in an online format, but until then please email Recycling Specialist, Joe Van Rossum, with specific requests for examples of Brochures, Press Releases, Advertisements, etc. This resource is only as good as the materials that are shared, please consider submitting materials your program has created to SHWEC.
Recycling Brochure Creation Tool - allows users to create a professional looking brochure in a matter of minutes. Education is a vital component of any recycling program. This tool can be used by a local recycling program coordinator to create quality educational materials.
Markets and Prices for Recovered Materials- SHWEC has been collecting data related to the price paid to recyclers for certain recovered materials since 1996. Below are some links to that data as well as a link to the DNR's Recycling Markets Directory.
Material Recycling Facility Resources- This information will be useful for those looking for a MRF or operating a recycling facility
Wisconsin Recycling & Solid Waste Organizations/Coalitions- There are many groups across Wisconsin interested in solid waste and recycling. Below is links to some of these organizations.
Composting Resources - Large Scale - These resources will be usefull for managers of composting facilities who manage leaves, grass clippings and other compostable materials on a large scale.
Composting Resources - Backyard or Home Composting - These resources are valuable to those looking for information related to backyard or home composting.