To provide environmentally and economically sound solid waste services through:
- Cooperation with a regional mindset
- Communication and education that is comprehensive
- Creativity that will result in long-term value to the stakeholders
About Our Landfill
The La Crosse County facility is a 350 acre complex at 6500 State Road 16, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Here we are much more than garbage being compacted and buried. We strive to find new ways and partnerships to recycle, repurpose, and reuse materials to keep them out of the waste stream. We capture methane from the active areas to fuel a local hospital complex, chip clean wood waste as an energy source for a local power plant, collect asphalt shingles to be ground and delivered to a local asphalt manufacturer for highway construction, collect concrete and used blacktop to be ground up and used for road base, and collect over 30,000 pounds of partially used paints, household cleaners, auto care cleaners and lubricants, pesticides and more from citizens, to be beneficially reused again by someone else in the community. The La Crosse County facility is available for anyone from anywhere to use—the Solid Waste Department is not on the tax levy, and it is a pay-as-you-go system. Read more…
Our reuse room is stocked with usable materials from our household hazardous facility. These items are restocked daily! All items are free to take, however donations are appreciated. Limit 50 items per year. The room is open for use during regular business hours and is located just inside our main office building.
|Melisa Goergen||Scale Attendant||785-7811|
|Jackie Davis||Scale Attendant||785-7811|
|Kim Tiber||Special Waste Technician||789-4505|
|Kirk Hackbarth||Special Waste Technician||789-7883|
|Greg Smith||Special Waste Technician||785-6244|
|Paul Schwartz||Operations Tech||789-7862|
|Nick Nichols||Sustainability Coordinator||785-9768|
|Randy Nedrelo||Special Waste||789-7857|
|Henry A. Koch, P.E||Director||785-9769|
Citizen Drop-off Area Rates
A $5.00 minimum fee is charged on all transactions
SUV or Mini-Van $15.00
Trailers, Cargo Vans, UHAUL (& Similar Vehicles) $15.00 Service Fee & $62.00/ton by weight
Mattresses and Box Springs $15.00 each (Flyer)
For a detailed pricing list, please click here.
Citizen Drop-off Area Rules
**Businesses, including landlords, must use the reweigh system** Click here.
**Flat-rate fee system does not apply to UHAUL vehicles. These vehicles must reweigh**
**Customers are responsible for unloading their own waste.
All loose waste loads must be properly tarped as per City Ordinance 15.12. We like to keep our local area roadways and landfill site clean.
The Solid Waste Department will begin charging a $5.00 fee for any untarped or unsecured loads in addition to landfill tipping fees in January 2017. For tarping loads flyer click here.
Household Garbage: Bagged waste, paper, food waste, recyclables etc.
Large Items: Furniture, bikes, grills, lawn mowers without gas and oil, mattresses, wash machines and dryers, etc.
Demolition/Construction Debris: Drywall, doors, windows, sinks, toilets, tubs, roofing, bricks, carpets, flooring, etc.
Upon arrival please check in on the scale! From there, the scale attendant will direct you to one or more of the following areas:
|Most waste will go into these yellow bins||Cardboard, paper, and soft-cover books
go into the purple bins
|Glass and Aluminum Recycle go into
the gray bins
|Mattresses and box springs go into our separate mattress recycling bin|
The landfill accepts Freon items for a separate $20.00 fee. Freon items include refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditions, freezers etc.
Tires can be dropped off at the landfill for a by-weight charge of $250/ton. Be sure to check in on the scale before unloading, as dropping off tires require you to reweigh. Tires can be on or off the rim. Single car tires being dropped off are charged at $4.00 per tire.
Materials Processing Pad
All items being dropped off on our materials processing pad require check-in at the scale house first. Do not attempt to enter the site without check in.
- Yard Waste: $45/ton
(Grass, leaves, household plants-paper bags ONLY)
- Brush and clean wood: $22/ton
(Brush, limbs, stumps less than 18” in diameter, pallets, untreated, unpainted, unstained wood)
- Stumps Over 18” in Diameter: $50/ton
- Shingles: $35/ton
(Asphalt shingles only, must be free of other wastes. Tarpaper and nails ok)
- Clean Fill: $10/ton
(Gravel, sand, dirt, and rock ONLY)
- Clean Concrete: Free, $5.00 minimum transaction fee applies
(Must be chunk concrete from sidewalks, flooring, etc.)
- Clean Blacktop: Free, $5.00 minimum transaction fee applies
(Must be chunk blacktop)
Citizens may bring in Friable or Non-friable Asbestos. Rate is $150.00/ton. A permit is required to use this site (See businesses page for permit information and rates).
Please keep all small children and pets inside the vehicle at all times.
The site can be a very busy place with heavy traffic flow. Please be patient and courteous when using the site.
Reflective safety vests must be worn when unloading any waste up in the active landfill site.
Glass and Aluminum Can Recycle go into the gray bins.
Unacceptable Citizen’s Area Items
The citizen’s area does not accept hazardous wastes. This includes: Fuels, paints, chemicals, fluorescent light, TV’s, computers, etc. These items should be taken to the Household Hazardous Materials Facility.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices changes for 2017.