AROW's Government Affairs Committee, made up of AROW members, advises and guides AROW's advocacy initiatives. The group is charged with:
John Welch, (Dane County) Chair, welch(at)countyofdane.com
The AROW Glass Taskforce mission was to research, evaluate and prepare recommendations on market-based, technical and regulatory solutions along with implementation strategies for container glass recycling in Wisconsin.
The goals and objectives included:
Glass Taskforce Recommendations - Click Here
November 28, 2016 Press Release - Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) Recommend Actions to Improve Glass Recycling
State Recycling Budget Cuts
This section will share articles, documents, links or any other information related to recycling/waste reduction funding issues currently occurring in Wisconsin. Please feel free to use them to gain insight on how the proposed budget cuts will effect solid waste and recycling in Wisconsin.
Press Release - April 27, 2016 - New Law Increases Recycling Funding for 2016 - AROW Applauds Sen. Rob Cowles as Recycling Champion
Press Release - February 1, 2016 - AROW Supports Sen. Mark Milller & Efforts to Improve Wisconsin’s E-Cycle Law (SB621)
Press Release - October 29, 2015 - AROW Supports Sen. Robert Cowles & Effort to Provide Additional Recycling Funding (SB340)
Memorandum to Joint Finance Committee - May 1, 2015 - RE: Preserving recycling & waste reduction funding.
Letter to Gov. Walker and Legislators - March 25, 2015 - RE: AB-21/SB-21 Proposed Budget – Reduced or Eliminated Funding for Recycling, Waste Reduction and Solid Waste Research Initiatives
Press Release - February 11, 2015 - Opposition to Governor Walker proposed cuts to Recycling & Waste Reduction Programs
Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center* (SHWEC) - This document speaks to the value of the UW-Extension/SHWEC.
UW System Solid Waste Research Program* - This document details the enabling legislation, background and the types of research conducted through the UW Solid Waste Research Program.
*funding for these programs has historically come from the $7/ton Recycling Fee charged at landfills.
2011 Recycling Means Business Campaign - In 2011, recycling and solid waste programs in Wisconsin saw dramatic cuts to their funding. This page provides information that was developed for this campaign.
The Cycle of Recycling
Recent Legislative Actions
WI SB340 Press Release - AROW Supports Sen. Robert Cowles & Effort to Provide Additional Recycling Funding
WI SB7/AB11 - a bill that would repeal the newspaper recycling fee and the recycled content of newsprint used in newspapers.
WI SB15/AB15 - Relating to: the manufacture and acceptance for sale of products containing microbeads.