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Defining Wisconsin’s Solid Waste Rule

When defining Wisconsin’s solid waste rule (NR 661.002), what does the WI Department of Natural Resources consider a solid waste? Broadly speaking, an item is a solid waste if it is no longer being used for its originally intended purpose. It is being discarded...
WI Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

WI Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

The WI DNR recently updated its Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements regulations. Changes to this, along with other regulations that affect healthcare facilities, were adopted in Wisconsin in September, 2020. In our previous blog, we addressed Wisconsin’s new...

New Rules for WI Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

WI Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals have new disposal regulations and Wisconsin healthcare facilities must follow them.  They are part of sweeping changes to WI DNR hazardous waste management rules that took effect on September 1, 2020. FAQ: New WI Pharmaceutical Rules...

How to Set Up a Universal Waste Collection Area

Creating a dedicated space is likely the trickiest part of setting up a Universal Waste collection area.  Waste rooms are often tight quarters. However, having a section to collect universal waste, with proper containers and labels, will pay off in the long run for...
Free Poster: Universal Waste in Wisconsin

Free Poster: Universal Waste in Wisconsin

Universal waste items, like fluorescent bulbs and lithium batteries, are common in healthcare.  They must be properly recycled in Wisconsin because they are hazardous wastes. This free poster by MERI can help remind staff of the special handling protocols around...

How to Clean up and Dispose of Blood

Care must be taken when cleaning up and disposing of blood after an industrial accident. Clean up must be thorough. Documentation complete and all potential infectious waste materials properly treated and destroyed. Where to begin? First, make sure you have a...