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Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables

COVID-19 Response: The Department of Waste & Renewables is following Dane County policy and best practice recommendations from industry experts regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. The health, safety, and well-being of our employees, customers, vendors, and visitors are of utmost importance and the following changes are currently in effect:

Before visiting Clean Sweep, please review our updated guidelines as well as the Product Exchange room's updated visiting instructions.

All transactions for landfill disposal or recycling will need to be made at the self service kiosk at the scale.  No cash transactions or entry into the scalehouse will be allowed.

All tours have been suspended. Check out our tours page for other learning opportunities.

If you need to speak with any of our staff, we suggest calling (608) 838-9555 to get your questions answered. Any updates regarding changes to our services and operations will be shared on this website. 

We thank everyone for their commitment to keeping our community safe. Let’s take this opportunity to extend additional grace, kindness, and care for our friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. Please stay safe and healthy.  


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Welcome to the Department of Waste & Renewables

Our mission is to provide environmentally-sound and sustainable waste management and renewable energy solutions for current Dane County residents and future generations. This includes looking at waste as a resource to create renewable fuels and the conservation of landfill air space through waste diversion, recycling, and efficient operations.

The Department is responsible for the management and operation of Dane County’s landfills, renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities, Clean Sweep, construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility and various other recycling programs. 

2020 Impacts 

Watch Videos Of Us In Action

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  • Learn more about Dane County's latest earth-focused projects.
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  • Explore the process of recycling construction and demolition materials.
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  • See how Dane County turns Methane gas into a profitable resource.
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Learn about what we do at the Dane County Landfill. 

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