Small Business Advisor - August 2019

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Small Business Advisor - August 2019

Next webinar in series on Sustainable Practices

Landfill Free flyer

Register for the next webinar in a series on Sustainable Practices for Wisconsin Printers.  The webinar is on Tuesday, August 20 from 9-10 am (central)

Anyone is invited to participate and learn how to save money by eliminating landfill waste.  Hear from two printing operations and the DNR Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Semrau. 

Register here:

Flushing of pharmaceuticals is prohibited by US EPA as of August 21

US EPA published the final rule for “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine” on February 22, 2019.   A key element to this rule is that all facilities subject to the rule are banned from disposing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in the sewer, effective August 21, 2019.  40 CFR 266.505 is effective nationwide, regardless of the status of state rule revisions to incorporate federal hazardous waste rules. 

Review the US EPA rule package here:  

Recycling Excellence Awards now accepting applications

Recycling Excellence award

Are you aware of a community, organization, school or business that is excelling in its recycling or waste management program? DNR recognizes outstanding recycling and waste minimization efforts through its annual Recycling Excellence Award program.

Awards are offered in four categories:

  • Projects and Initiatives
  • Overall Program
  • Special Events
  • Innovation

Nominate yourself or another for a Recycling Excellence Award. Nominations are accepted through August 31. Learn more, view past winners and attain the nomination form at

For more information, please contact Jennifer Semrau (608) 267-7550. 

Seeking storm water technical standard work team volunteers

DNR and the Standards Oversight Council (SOC) are seeking volunteer technical experts to participate in developing a new technical standard related to avoiding and minimizing impacts to waterways and wetlands during underground utility construction. The Work Team will create a new technical standard that provides criteria for projects employing horizontal directional drilling, including procedures and practices to minimize potential for inadvertent releases associated with horizontal directional drilling and to respond to releases when they do happen.

SOC welcomes applications from all individuals with relevant experience in horizontal directional drilling, geotechnical engineering, underground utility construction, wetland and waterway hydrology, or related fields. 

For more information and the application form, visit:

Applications are due to the SOC Program Manager at by midnight Wednesday, August 21, 2019