Community and Economic Development
Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC)
Since 1990 the Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC) has worked to improve Wisconsin's environment and economy by providing quality environmental education, information and technical assistance to promote the protection and sustainable use of natural resources throughout Wisconsin.
As part of UW-Extension, SHWEC works with business and community leaders to exploit the economic and environmental benefits of increased efficiency in materials and energy use. This broad area includes recycling and residuals management, energy efficiency and green design, pollution prevention, resource conservation and bioenergy development. SHWEC technical assistance and educational programming that enables communities and businesses to maximize the triple bottom line; achieving economic, social, and environmental success through the implementation of sustainable practices and improved management.
Please visit our program pages or staff profiles to learn more about SHWEC's work.