DNR begins PFAS-containing firefighting foam waste collection and disposal program

MADISON (WKBT) — The Wisconsin DNR began a program Monday to collect and dispose of firefighting foam waste containing hazardous “forever chemicals”.

The program — allocated $1 million dollars from Wisconsin’s 2021-23 budget — aims to collect and dispose 25,000 gallons of PFAS-containing foam waste throughout the state.

The state selected North Shore Environmental Construction Inc. through their bidding process to complete the project.

In total, fire departments from more than 60 counties have identified unwanted firefighting foam for disposal through this program, according to a release from Gov. Tony Evers office. Fire departments interested in participating in the foam waste collection and disposal program may contact North Shore at info@nsecinc.com or (262) 255-4468.