About Us

We are a coalition of solid waste professionals in Wisconsin that formed in 2019 to educate and inform our industry members, lawmakers, and the public about the relationship between PFAS and our waste.

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Focus Areas

  • Legislative and Lobbying:  Represent the interests of solid waste facilities (landfills, compost facilities, recycling facilities) to legislators, regulators, and the governor’s office

  • Public Outreach and Messaging: Build a fact-based response to the growing concern around sources of the compounds and their impact to human health and the environment.   

 

  • Sampling, Analysis and Standards:  Be part of the process for developing surface water and solids standards and exceedance thresholds.  

 

  • Leachate Treatment:  Better understand (logistics/financial) the impact to solid waste facilities and their ability to have leachate treated

 

  • Wastewater/SW Coalition:  Build a coalition with the wastewater industry.  Better understand the impact of what could be a growing demand for landfill capacity for sludge that isn’t able to be land applied. 

  • Closed Landfills/Remediation:  Build understanding of the implications to closed sites.

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Ongoing Work

The Solid Waste PFAS Work Group meets monthly and has a Google Group established to share resources. This group is not member-based. If you are interested in joining the group, please email swanawi@gmail.com.   

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