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.
Legislative and Advocacy: 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.
Letter to Law Makers: Advocate for PFAS Funding and Research to Lawmakers (2020)
Research: Letter of intent for supporting research on PFAS in rural communities (2020)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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