Dane County Landfill
Notice of rate increase: effective January 1, 2012:
Landfill tipping fees will increase to $48.00 per ton, which includes the State of Wisconsin Recycling Fees.
The landfill DOES NOT ACCEPT CHECKS. Payment may be made by CASH, MASTERCARD, or VISA ONLY.
The Dane County Landfill takes bills no larger than $20.00
7102 US Hwy 12, Madison WI 53718, (Beltline/12/18 East toward Cambridge)
We are located across from the Yahara Hills Golf Course (608-838-9555)
Monday - Friday: 7:00 - 3:00
No loads accepted after 2:45 - must be unloaded and out by closing.
Saturday: 8:00 - 11:00
No loads accepted after 10:45 - must be unloaded and out by closing.
Closed Holidays and Sundays.
For landfill tours contact:
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
|0 - 500 lbs|| ||$12.00|
|500 - 1000 lbs|| ||$24.00|
|1000 - 1500 lbs|| ||$36.00|
|1500 - 2000 lbs|| ||$48.00|
|Over 2000 lbs|| ||$48.00/ton|
||Cardboard or Boxes
||55 Gallon Barrels/Drums
||Hazardous/Infectious Materials or their containers
Landfill space is valuable and should be reserved for materials that cannot readily be recycled.
Wisconsin law prohibits landfill disposal or incineration of recyclable paper products, food and
beverage containers, electronic devices, oil filters and most hazardous wastes. Because these
recyclable materials may serve as industrial feedstocks, recovering more of them is in everyone’s
interest, moreover, it may help preserve manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the
United States. Section 287.07, Wis. Stats., and ch. NR 506.095, Wis. Adm. Code, prohibit disposal
of certain recyclable materials in Wisconsin landfills. The paragraphs below provide more details.
For a more comprehensive list of banned items from landfills and incineration see the DNR flyer:
Electronics Banned from Wisconsin Landfills
As of September 1, 2010 many common electronics devices are banned from landfill or incinerator disposal
in Wisconsin. This is required by WI
Act 50, which was passed in 2009.
WI Act 50 also requires manufacturers to provide a recycling network for these electronic devices. Visit
the WI DNR's website for more information
about the statewide program and a list of recycling collection locations. You may also visit
Dane County's recycling website for a list of Dane County electronics recyclers.
Section 287.07(5), Wis. Stat., prohibits disposal of most electronic devices in Wisconsin landfills,
burning or an incineration facility, or placing these devices in a container intended for disposal or
incineration. For more information about this law, visit
Oil Filters and Oil Absorbent Materials Banned From Wisconsin Landfills
As of January 1, 2011 used automotive engine oil filters and oil absorbent materials are banned from
Wisconsin landfills. This is required by
2009 Wisconsin Act 86, which was passed in 2009 to promote oil recycling and protect the environment.
No individual or group is exempt from this ban. For more information on this ban, please visit this DNR
* Waste only accepted from Dane County residents. For waste generated in other counties,
please see a complete listing of
DNR licensed landfills
in the State of Wisconsin. (PDF format. Download viewer)
Section 287.07(7)(cm), Wis. Stats., prohibits disposal in a solid waste disposal facility of used oil
filters or oil absorbent materials that contain free-flowing waste oil. For more information about this
law, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/recycling/oil.html.
Dane County Landfill does not accept hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is identified in ch. NR 661,
Wis. Adm. Code. Section 291.21, Wis. Stats., requires that the waste generator determine whether a material
is hazardous waste, and if it is, the generator must arrange for the transportation, storage and disposal of
the waste at a state or federally licensed hazardous waste facility. For more information about this law, visit
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Waste/Hazardous.html to find
a link to the publication “Is Your Waste Hazardous.”
Yard waste, is a critical material of Wisconsin’s composting industry, it is banned from landfills. Section
287.07(7)(cm), Wis. Stats., allows disposal of certain plants classified by the DNR as invasive species if the
plants are separated from other yard waste. See
species regulated by NR 40 more information.
As of October 1, 2008, contractors and commercial haulers will no longer be allowed to dispose of ANY amount of shingles, no matter how small,
at the Dane County Landfill site. Any contractor or commercial hauler caught dumping shingles will be required to remove them from the landfill the same day or will be charged for labor, trucking, and all other costs associated with landfill staff removing the shingles.
Individual residents ONLY may continue to dispose of shingles in a separate area at the landfill site, however, the load can
not contain ANY materials other than shingles, nails, and tarpaper.
For private shingle recycling locations, see our shingle recycling locations webpage.
The Dane County Landfill does not accept any deer or deer carcasses. Deer and deer carcasses may be disposed of for no charge at the following DNR CWD Registration Stations:
8029 Hwy. 18
4738 Hwy. 78
Black Earth, WI
Asbestos is accepted only on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 1:00.
Call 267-0120 for information and permit form.
All tires must be clean and off the rims and anything larger than a 20" truck tire must
be cut into 2 foot sections.
All loads must be in enclosed vehicles or tarped with no exceptions. Any untarped load will
be turned around at the scale and will not be able to dump.
Dane County Compost Sites
The compost sites accept only non-woody plant material. They do not accept brush, Christmas
wreaths or garlands (because of metal wire), or trash of any sort, such as pieces of fences,
plastic bags or styrofoam, plastic lawn edging or similar material.
View hours, locations, and further information about
Dane County's Compost Sites.
||Moor's Salvage & Freon Recovery, 6421 Edna Taylor Pkwy. 223-9220.
||All Metal Recycling, 1802 S. Park St., 255-0960.
(Also takes other metals including some appliances.)
||City Brush Site, 121 E. Olin, by the Coliseum, 266-4911.
(Accepts brush from all Dane County
and City of Madison residents for a fee.)
||Madison Recycling, 2200 Fish Hatchery Rd., 251-2115.
(Also takes other household recyclables.)
Most on this list take many other
recyclables as well.
|TV - Computers
||Computer Reuse and Recycling Opportunities
|Concrete and Asphalt
||Concrete and Asphalt Disposal Options
||Disposal Options for Fluorescent Lamps and Ballasts
|Household Hazardous Waste & Paint
||Dane County Clean Sweep, 2302 Fish Hatchery Rd., north end, 243-0368.
||Metal Recyclers - Including some that take
motors, and car parts.
||Miscellaneous Recycling Links
Dane County Recycling Manager, 267-8815, email@example.com
* Dane County does not endorse any of the businesses mentioned on this page
See your Yellow Pages for a complete listing.