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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




About Our Landfill

Welcome to the La Crosse County Solid Waste Facility. La Crosse County is the hub of a regional solid waste management system that serves local residents, businesses and industry in this county, and in several surrounding counties in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Our system provides reuse, resource recovery, recycling and disposal services, in addition to programs designed to reduce the toxicity of various waste streams.

The majority of these services are managed here at the La Crosse County Solid Waste Facility. Resource recovery activities are conducted at the Xcel Energy waste-to-energy facility on French Island.

The services offered by our system are consistent with the State of Wisconsin's preferred waste management hierarchy.  As a publicly-owned, privately-operated system, we are focused on managing waste locally. This full-service approach is vital to our environmental and economic sustainability.

The La Crosse Disposal System is a self-funded (enterprise fund) entity, in that the revenue generated by the system covers its operating costs. The system does not rely on general tax revenues for funding.


By the Numbers-The La Crosse Disposal System


Resource Recovery/Waste-To-Energy
  • 53,273 tons of refuse were burned for fuel in 2013 at the French Island waste-to-energy plant
  • Enough energy is create to supply more than 10,000 homes in our area
  • Gas to Energy - almost 6,000,000 kwh of electricity and over 84,000 therms

Household Hazardous Materials Program

  • Collects over 800,000 pounds of waste each year
  • Provides disposal service to over 10,000 households each year
  • Provides disposal services to over 400 businesses each year
  • Partners with 7 counties in 2 states to provide regional mobile collection
  • Ensures the proper and safe disposal of over 350 tons of unwanted materials
  • Operates an electronics collection and recycling program

Waste segregation and diversion programs

  • In 2013, nearly 57,511 tons or 35.30% of the following materials were separated from the waste stream and beneficially re-used:
Landfill
  • The landfill has a capacity of over 5,600,000 cubic yards
  • At current disposal rates, the landfill can continue to accept waste for approximately 30 more years
  • More than 105,250 tons of material were disposed of at the landfill in 2013
  • Green Tier -La Crosse County Landfill became the 1st publicly-owned solid waste system in Wisconsin to achieve this status
Materials Recovered Re-use Opportunity
Landfill Methane Fuel/Energy
Municipal Waste Fuel/Energy
Wood Waste Fuel/Energy
Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) Road Pavement
Aggregate-Concrete/Asphalt Road Base
Yard Waste Mulch, Compost
Tires Recycled
Ferrous Metals Recycled
Non-Ferrous Metals Recycled

Schedule a tour!
We offer tours of our beautiful facilities and grounds.
Come in and learn a little about the history of the La Crosse County Landfill. Visit our Reuse room and learn about our recycling program. See our processing pad and hear about how the Solid Waste Department continues to work towards more diversion of wastes with our shingle, wood, black-top, and concrete recycling areas. Learn about where special wastes go and what happens to them. Visit our recreational sites and walking trails.
Call Nick at (608)-785-9768 to set up an appointment!



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