Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables


Each year, we host nearly 750 students (of all ages) for tours of our facilities. Our tours offer an excellent opportunity for lessons in environmental stewardship, science, engineering, and technology. Want your students to learn about where waste goes and how it can be used as a resource? Please contact us below.

250,000 TONS

of waste is responsibly landfilled each year. This is equivalent to the weight of over

40,000 elephants!

3,000,000 GALLONS

of renewable vehicle fuel will be produced each year from landfill gas. This is enough to power

6,000 cars for a year!

Students attend a field trip to the landfill

Bus Fee Waiver Program

The Department of Waste & Renewables will pay for transportation costs (up to $250 per group) for schools that find transportation fees a barrier to visiting our site. The bus fee waiver is subject to the need of the school and preference will be given for schools with over 40% of students approved for free and reduced meals.

Contact Us

Email for additional information about the program and to set up a tour.