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.