-NWRA Staff
January 19, 2023

NWRA’s Wisconsin Chapter Urges State Lawmakers to Repeal Personal Property Tax

Arlington, VA – The Wisconsin chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined several statewide organizations on a letter to encourage the passage of LRB-1374/1 and 1228/1, legislation that would eliminate the personal property tax.

“Eliminating the personal property tax is an issue that affects every business and family in Wisconsin,” said Katie Evans, NWRA’s vice president of chapter management and member relations. “We urge all lawmakers to co-sponsor this legislation to fully repeal the personal property tax.”

The personal property tax has existed in Wisconsin longer than it has been a state, and even prior to Wisconsin becoming a territory in 1836. The first iteration of the personal property tax exempted $75 worth of household items, and over 180-plus years, dozens of additional exemptions have been added.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association