Safety Information

Facility Location and Hours

3200 Berlin Drive
La Crosse, WI  54601

Landfill Summer Hours
Mon-Fri: 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM
April through October

Landfill Winter Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
November through March

Citizens Drop-Off Site Hours
See landfill hours above

Saturday Summer schedule 
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
April through October
9:00 AM — Noon

Household Hazardous Facility Hours


Citizen Drop-off Area Rates
A $5.00 minimum fee is charged on all transactions
A fee will be charged if using credit card - $1.95 up to $78.00 and 2.5% for $78.01 and over.
Trailers, Cargo Vans, UHAUL (& Similar Vehicles) $15.00 Service Fee & $64.00/ton by weight

Mattresses and Box Springs $13.50 each (Flyer)

For a detailed pricing list, please click here.

Citizen Drop-off Area Rules
**Businesses, including landlords, must use the reweigh system** Click here.
**Flat-rate fee system does not apply to UHAUL vehicles. These vehicles must reweigh**
**Customers are responsible for unloading their own waste.

Tarping Loads
All loose waste loads must be properly tarped as per City Ordinance 15.12. We like to keep our local area roadways and landfill site clean.


The Solid Waste Department will begin charging a $5.00 fee for any untarped or unsecured loads in addition to landfill tipping fees in January 2017. For tarping loads flyer click here.

Acceptable Items
Household Garbage: Bagged waste, paper, food waste, recyclables etc.
Large Items: Furniture, bikes, grills, lawn mowers without gas and oil, mattresses, wash machines and dryers, etc.
Demolition/Construction Debris: Drywall, doors, windows, sinks, toilets, tubs, roofing, bricks, carpets, flooring, etc.

Upon arrival please check in on the scale! From there, the scale attendant will direct you to one or more of the following areas:

Most waste will go into these yellow bins

Cardboard, paper, and soft-cover books
go into the purple bins

Glass and Aluminum Recycle go into
the gray bins

Mattresses and box springs go into our separate mattress recycling bin

Freon Items
The landfill accepts Freon items for a separate $20.00 fee. Freon items include refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditions, freezers etc.

Tires can be dropped off at the landfill for a by-weight charge of $280/ton. Be sure to check in on the scale before unloading, as dropping off tires require you to reweigh. Tires can be on or off the rim. Single car tires being dropped off are charged at $7.00 per tire.

Materials Processing Pad
All items being dropped off on our materials processing pad require check-in at the scale house first. Do not attempt to enter the site without check in.

Acceptable wastes

  • Yard Waste: $51/ton
    (Grass, leaves, household plants-paper bags ONLY)
  • Brush and clean wood: $33/ton
    (Brush, limbs, stumps less than 18” in diameter, pallets, untreated, unpainted, unstained wood)
  • Stumps Over 18” in Diameter: $76/ton
  • Shingles: $40/ton
    (Asphalt shingles only, must be free of other wastes. Tarpaper and nails ok)
  • Clean Fill: $26/ton
    (Gravel, sand, dirt, and rock ONLY)
  • Clean Concrete: Free, $5.00 minimum transaction fee applies
    (Must be chunk concrete from sidewalks, flooring, etc.)
  • Clean Blacktop: Free, $5.00 minimum transaction fee applies
    (Must be chunk blacktop)

Citizens may bring in Friable or Non-friable Asbestos. Rate is $175.00/ton.  A permit is required to use this site (See businesses page for permit information and rates).

Safety First!
Please keep all small children and pets inside the vehicle at all times. 
The site can be a very busy place with heavy traffic flow. Please be patient and courteous when using the site.
Reflective safety vests must be worn when unloading any waste up in the active landfill site.
Glass and Aluminum Can Recycle go into the gray bins.

Unacceptable Citizen's Area Items
The citizen’s area does not accept hazardous wastes. This includes: Fuels, paints, chemicals, fluorescent light, TV’s, computers, etc. These items should be taken to the Household Hazardous Materials Facility.

Prices are subject to change without notice. Prices changes for 2021.

home   |   citizens   |   businesses   |   hhm   |   news   |   calendar  |   frequently asked questions

partnerships  |   reports and documents   |   about our landfill   |   contact us   |   solsmart

return to La Crosse County home