Welcome to the Department of Waste & Renewables
The Department of Waste and Renewables 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.
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 operates as an "enterprise fund" which means all of our operations are funded by the fees we charge for services and not by taxpayer dollars. In addition, excess revenue from the sale of RNG helps fund other County initiatives. Our integrated and innovative approach to operations ensures an affordable, long-term waste management system for Dane County.