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Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables

Dane County Landfill

The Dane County Landfill accepts waste from Dane County residents and businesses.  We offer dumpsters near the scale house for unloading of small passenger vehicles.  Large loads are directed to the active filling area of the landfill for unloading.  If you have questions about site navigation or weighing in and out, scale house staff are available to assist you upon arrival.  While on-site remember these guidelines and safety procedures:

  • All loads must be secured with tie downs, a tarp or enclosed in a vehicle.  Exposed loads will not be accepted.
  • Waste is only accepted from Dane County residents. For a list of licensed solid waste facilities in Wisconsin visit the WDNR's website.
  • Follow all posted speed limits.
  • Please keep all children and pets in the car.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and attire.
Accepted Materials
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
  • Furniture
  • Construction & demolition debris for disposal or recycling
  • Tires (rims must be off) for recycling
  • Clean shingles (only asphalt shingles, nails, and tar paper) for recycling
  • Clean branches (no leaves, grasses, garden debris, or weeds) for recycling
  • Logs and wood chips for recycling
  • Invasive weeds bagged in clear bags and labeled "Invasive plants – approved by DNR for landfilling."
Materials NOT Accepted for Landfill Disposal

To conserve airspace, easily recycled or composted items are banned from landfill disposal.  Examples include: 

  • Appliances
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum containers
  • Yard waste (leaves, rootballs, stumps, grass, garden debris & weeds) - these items can be composted . Please note invasive weeds are accepted for landfill disposal.

To protect the environment, hazardous items are also banned from the landfill.  Examples include:

  • Waste oil
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Electronics
Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos will only be accepted at the County's Rodefeld Landfill, 7102 U.S. Highway 12 & 18, Madison,Wisconsin, between 7:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. on the first Wednesday of each month.

  1. Completed Asbestos Disposal Permit
  2. Email completed permit to landifll scalehouse. 
  3. Bring printed permit and asbestos material to landfill on date indicated.

Dane County Landfill Tip Fees and Recycling Rates

Quantity General Garbage Construction for Recycling Tires (No Rims)** Clean Shingles (Only Asphalt Shingles, Nails, & Tar Paper) Clean Brush, Logs & Branches Wood Chips
Rate ($/ton)
>2,000 lbs (>1 ton) $52.00 $52.00 $225.00 $50.00 $40.00 $25.00
  Rate (Flat Fee)
0 - 500 lbs $13.00 $13.00 N/A* $12.50 $10.00 $6.25
501 - 1000 lbs $26.00 $26.00 N/A* $25.00 $20.00 $12.50
1001 - 1500 lbs $39.00 $39.00 N/A* $37.50 $30.00 $18.75
1501 - 2000 lbs $52.00 $52.00 N/A* $50.00 $40.00 $25.00

* Tires under a ton are 11 cents a pound.                                                                                                                          (Updated January 2022.)

Landfill Location

Address: 7102 US Hwy 12, Madison, WI 53718 
Across from Yahara Hills Golf Course

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

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



Still not sure where your material goes?

It can be difficult to figure out the best place to dispose of or recycle your unwanted materials.  We are continually working to build our database of disposal and recycling resources to help you manage your materials in a responsible and cost efficient manner. 

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