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Facility Location and Hours


6500 State Road 16
La Crosse, WI  54601

Landfill Summer Hours
Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM
April through October

Landfill Winter Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
November through March

Citizens Drop-Off Site Hours
See landfill hours above

Saturday Summer schedule 
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
April through October*
9:00 AM — Noon
*Except the 4th of July

Household Hazardous Facility Hours




Reports and Documents


Master Land Use Plan

Solid Waste Management Plan





Integrated Solid Waste Disposal Services - Provided Through Public Management
La Crosse County provides public management of an integrated solid waste disposal system that is provided through public/private partnerships. This system is utilized by several counties in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The system accepts residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional wastes. The disposal system processes solid waste into refuse derived fuel which is then utilized in generating electricity. The county provides oversight of a landfill complex which includes: sanitary landfill, ash monofill, construction and demolition landfill, clean wood waste processing, and yard waste disposal. La Crosse County provides these services to manage the environmental liability for disposal of these wastes for the protection of La Crosse County. In addition, La Crosse County provides these services to keep transportation distances and costs low, as well as to provide strong private sector competition by having fairly priced services.

Explanation of Solid Waste Separation and Recycling Laws
In the past several years there have been many new laws requiring separation of waste for the waste-to-energy program and for the recycling. Generally, all waste which is not recycled and less than four feet in length and less than 100 pounds in weight is required to go to the waste-to-energy facility on French Island. Some wastes have additional restrictions for proper disposal. In the event you have any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Department at 608-785-9572.

Green Tier Information
The La Crosse County Solid Waste Department became Wisconsin's first publicly–owned solid waste disposal system to join the state's Green Tier program. Visit the La Crosse County Green Tier webpage on the WI DNR website.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/GreenTier/participants/laCrossCountySWD.html

Pallet, Crate, and Clean Wood Processing
La Crosse County takes clean wood such as pallets (with nails), crates, and tree trunks and chips the wood for use at Xcel as a supplemental fuel.

Biological Treatment of Petroleum Impacted Soils
La Crosse County uses microbes in a prepared environment to treat petroleum impacted soils in a location that is part of the active landfill. These soils, after being treated and made clean, are then used as cover within the landfill.

Other Services
La Crosse County provides: safe and environmentally sound disposal of asbestos, tire recycling, and collection of landfill gas for sale.

For more information, contact the La Crosse County Solid Waste Department at 608-785-9572.




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