Recycling and Solid Waste Compost Sites

Compost sites are open for the season.


compost Yard wastes are banned from disposal at all landfills in the State of Wisconsin. To provide a method of recycling yard waste, Dane County operates three yard waste compost sites. All sites are available for Dane County residents to bring non-woody yard waste. All material must be removed from bags prior to dumping. There is no charge for dropping off material.

We DO NOT ACCEPT any of the following materials:
  • Brush (please check with your local municipality for proper disposal)
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Food Waste, including compostable paper and plastics
  • Christmas wreaths or garlands (because of the metal wire)
  • Animal manure or pet waste
  • Trash of any sort

Sod is acceptable for disposal at the compost site, provided that all soil not attached directly to the root system is removed.

Finished compost is also available for sale to the general public. This material is screened to remove debris greater than approximately ½” in size. Dane County does not deliver material, but can load any open top vehicle. No appointments are necessary. Screened compost is generally available April through November at both the Westport and Verona sites.

Please Contact Robert Regan at 266-4139 or at regan@countyofdane.com to verify availability of large quantities (>300cy).

Screened Compost Prices

Available at Verona and Westport Price
Quad- and Tri-axle dump trucks (15-18cy) $150
Dual-axle dump trucks (12-15cy) $125
Single-axle dump trucks (10-12cy) $100
Pickup truck or trailer (<1.5cy) $10

Lesser quantities can be purchased for the price of $1.00 per approximate cubic foot.

Compost Equipment

WESTPORT SITE
HOURS:
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Please allow enough time to have all transactions completed by closing time.
Located at 5254 STH 19 (Across from Sparby's Garden Center and Christmas Barn). Two miles east of Waunakee. Operator and end loader on site during open hours.
VERONA SITE
HOURS:
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Please allow enough time to have all transactions completed by closing time.
Located adjacent to old landfill at Badger Prairie Park (Take USH 18-151 one toward Verona. Exit Business District and turn right to Badger Prairie Health Care Center/Badger Prairie Park parking lot. Turn right at compost sign and follow gravel road to site. Operator and end loader on site during open hours.
RODEFELD SITE
DROP OFF ONLY HOURS:
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00am – 10:45am
Located at 7102 Hwy. 12 & 18 one-half mile east of 1-90. Across from Yahara hills Golf Course.

Home Composting:

Besides the use of these compost facilities, homeowners may find that home compost systems are more convenient, saving both the time and effort of using the County facilities, while also producing usable compost. Information on home composting is available at local libraries, garden and hardware stores or from the County.

If your school group, garden club, neighborhood association, etc., is interested in having an individual speak on composting at one of your meetings or events, please contact: Robert Regan at 608-266-4139 or regan@countyofdane.com. Talks can be tailored to your group’s need and/or interest, and will be given at no charge.

For more information on the County compost sites, Call Robert Regan at 266-4139.