2007 - Statewide Victory

Citizen activism prevents out-of-state waste

Statewide citizen activism led to a big win in the fight against garbage pouring into Wisconsin from neighboring states. In the 2007-2008 state budget, the landfill tipping fee was increased, a move that helped deter the 2 million tons of out-of-state waste dumped in Wisconsin every year, while also providing additional money to run local recycling programs.