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Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables

Upcoming US Hwy 12&18 Closures and Access Impacts

Traffic from I-39/90 will be impacted until October due to WiDOT construction project. The ramps to east bound US Hwy 12 & 18 will be closed and traffic will be directed to use the Beltline’s Stoughton Road Exit (Exit No 142A) where drivers can then get back onto east bound US Hwy 12 & 18.  Please refer to this news story for additional details:

Additionally, due to the CTY HWY AB Interchange project, access to Dane County Landfill and Clean Sweep will soon be changing permanently.  Effective September 22, 2023, there will no longer be direct access from US Hwy 12 & 18 and all traffic will use Exit 269 off US Hwy 12 & 18 to access the site from our newly constructed frontage road, Maahic Way/Landfill Dr.  Due to this new frontage road, we will have updated addresses effective September 11th, 2023:

  • Dane County Landfill, 7102 Maahic Way, Madison, WI 53718
  • Dane County Clean Sweep, 7004 Maahic Way, Madison, WI  53718

Clean Sweep will also now have a dedicated/separate entrance approximately 2,500 feet west of the current landfill entrance to alleviate traffic congestion on the current landfill driveway and improve safety for our staff, customers and visitors.

Dane County Clean Sweep

The Dane County Clean Sweep Facility is located at the landfill site and operates year round. The facility accepts hazardous chemicals and electronics from Dane County residents. Clean Sweep also accepts hazardous chemicals from businesses and farms. 

Clean Sweep visitors and customers do not need to use the scale to weigh in and should drive past the line of traffic at the scale house to Clean Sweep's drop off area. You will be asked for proof of Dane County residency.

UPDATED GUIDELINES: To ensure the health and safety of all, we ask visitors to please:

  • Be prepared to unload your items.  You will be asked to unload your items onto a cart or pallet and then get back into your vehicle.
  • Pay attention to signage and follow traffic patterns.

Get more information on:

Check out these downloadable posters to learn about What Happens When You Recycle Your Electronics (E-Cycle) and Why E-Cycling Is So Important.

E-Cycling electronics

General Guidelines

  • Package material in boxes or rigid totes to keep products upright and prevent spillage during transportation and unloading. Keep all materials in their original containers.  If the container is damaged, place it in individual plastic bag.
  • Do not mix materials or co-mingle your waste in plastic bags.
  • Facility operators reserve the right to refuse any waste or material deemed unacceptable.
  • Remove all batteries from electronics and turn in separately.  We accept lithium and rechargeable batteries only, no alkaline batteries please.   
  • Transport gasoline or other fuels in an approved container (no larger than 6 gallons). Clean Sweep staff will empty the fuel and return your container, time permitting. Unsafe or damaged fuel containers will not be returned.

Materials Accepted

Household Chemicals:
  • Acids/bases
  • Adhesives/Caulk/Epoxy/Resins/Glues
  • Aerosol Products
  • Ammonia
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries, Rechargeable/Lithium (no alkaline)
  • Light Ballasts (PCB)
  • Cleaners/Degreasers/Disinfectants
  • Flammables
  • Gasoline/Gas-Oil Mixtures
  • Gel Ice Packs
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Mercury and Mercury Containing Items
  • Motor Oil
  • Paints/Stains/Inks/Dyes/Varnish (no printer toners)
  • Pesticides/Herbicides/Fungicides
  • Poisons
  • Pool/Spa Chemicals
  • Solvents/Paint Thinners/Degreasers
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  • Laptops & computers
  • Computer peripherals
  • Computer Parts & Monitors
  • Mice & keyboards
  • Servers & networking equipment
  • TVs & remote controllers
  • Printers, fax, copiers & scanners
  • DVD & VCR players 
  • Stereo equipment
  • Video game consoles
  • PDAs & cell phones
  • MP3 players & iPods 
  • Telephones
  • UPS batteries
  • Typewriters
  • Cash registers
  • Cable boxes
  • Radios
  • Digital clocks
  • Digital cameras

Materials Not Accepted

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Appliances
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders > 1lb
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dried Latex Paint (place in your regular garbage)
  • Explosives/Ammunition/Fireworks
  • Fluorescent or CFL Bulbs
  • Medical Sharps
  • Medication (prescription or over the counter)
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Special Waste:
    • Asbestos-Containing Materials 
    • Contaminated Soils 
    • Medical Waste
    • Non-Free Liquid Sludge
    • Animal Carcass

Special waste should be taken directly to our landfill, and you can find the special waste form and information on our landfill page

Updated Clean Sweep Fees: Effective January 2nd, 2023

  Dane County Households & Farms** Businesses** Out of County Households and Farms
Hazardous Waste (per trip) $15.00* Varies - By Appointment Only $75.00
Television or Computer Monitor (each) $15.00 Not accepted Not accepted
Microwave Oven (each) $10.00 Not accepted Not accepted

*We reserve the right to impose additional fees for large quantities of materials or loads from multiple households. Ag-related waste from farms subsidized 100%.

**Businesses and farms must schedule an appointment prior to drop-off.  Customers with large loads also encouraged to set up an appointment.  Final costs for businesses/Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) will depend on materials and weights. Estimate your disposal costs with our VSQG Application.

Clean Sweep Location

Address: 7020 Maahic Way, Madison, WI 53718 
Across from Yahara Hills Golf Course

Landfill Phone: (608) 838-9555 
Clean Sweep Phone: (608) 838-3212 

Site Map

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Note to Communities

Communites are welcome to independently organize and hold their own household hazardous waste collection event through the state hazardous waste contractor. Additionally, municipalites may request a collection event in their area by contacting Dane County Clean Sweep Program, (608) 838-3212