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


Gateway Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

2600 Quarry Rd La Crosse, WI 54601
Scout Executive/Executive Director- Sean Henneman
Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 8:30am-6:30pm

The Gateway Area Council is a self-sustaining organization that provides character education and outdoor programming to shape tomorrow's leaders.

In partnership with the Solid Waste Department, the Gateway Area Council continues to offer educational programming based on sustainability and environmental science to youth in the Scouting program.  Additionally, Scouts have opportunities to Camp at the landfill, provide service projects and even Eagle Projects at the landfill, and participate in an annual fundraiser, the Scrap-a-thon, in coordination with the La Crosse Landfill.  The Solid Waste Department was a 2014 School Night for Scouting Sponsor to assist in the promotion of Cub Scout join nights.


SERVPRO of La Crosse County
2451 Riley Rd. Sparta, WI 54656
(608) 786-0387
Available 24/7/365 for emergency services
Office staff available M-F 8-5

SERVPRO of La Crosse specializes in cleaning and restoration services after fire, smoke, water, sewer, mold, vandalism, and biohazard services.  Our service area coverage extends beyond La Crosse, Monroe, Juneau, Adams, Vernon, and Crawford Counties. 

SERVPRO of La Crosse partners with the Solid Waste Department (The Landfill Gang) for our Adopt-A-Highway cleanup twice a year along Highway 16 starting at Woodman’s and heading east.


Mississippi River Clean Up

Contact us at www.mississippirivercleanup.com, on Facebook, or [email protected]

We are a large group of volunteers who get together every year to clean up the trash from the Mississippi River and its tributaries. In the past 25 years, we have pulled over half a million pounds of trash from our local area waters! The Solid Waste Department partners with Mississippi River Clean up by donating dumpsters for this event to promote proper disposal of waste.

Habitat for Humanity – La Crosse Area
3181 Berlin Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601
(609) 785-2375
Open Wed. – Fri., 10 am-6 pm,
Sat., 9 am – 3 pm

About Habitat for Humanity ReStores
ReStores sell new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds are used by our local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help build and renovate more homes and communities.  There are currently 28 ReStores in Wisconsin, and nearly 850 throughout the US and Canada.

Habitat for Humanity – La Crosse Area looks forward to an expanding partnership with their neighbors, the Solid Waste Department, especially in regard to informing the public about diverting reusable materials from the landfill and recycling. The Habitat ReStore and the Solid Waste Department are planning a collaborative swap meet this October on the La Crosse County Landfill grounds.

Steve Baker
ReStore Manager
608-785-2375, ext. 7006
[email protected]

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Environmental Studies Program
4102 Centennial Hall
1725 State St., La Crosse, WI 54601

Alysa Remsburg, Associate Lecturer
Contact hours: 12:30-4:45 pm on Mon, Wed and 9:00-12:30 on Tues, Thurs, Fri

The Environmental Studies Program at UWL offers an interdisciplinary minor to complement a wide variety of undergraduate majors. Environmental Studies draws from social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences to address human relationships with our built and natural environment.

We generally have 10 sections of Introduction to Environmental Studies tour the HHM facility and landfill each semester.  Nick Nichols serves as a guest speaker for other classes on sustainability topics. We also frequently have students complete internships through the Solid Waste Department.  Our faculty have participated in the landfill's Bioblitz and have reviewed the land management plan.

Outdoor Recreation Alliance of the 7 Rivers Region
119 North  19th Street,
La Crosse, WI 54601

The vision of many individuals and organizations have come together to enhance the resources of outdoor recreation in our region. The Outdoor Recreation Alliance (ORA) of the 7 Rivers Region is leading this effort. Outdoor recreation makes our region a more vibrant, economically healthy place, where people want to live, work and visit.

Our vision is to become America’s outdoor recreation destination for silent sports and human powered activities and contribute to the economic growth of the 7 Rivers Region of La Crosse by attracting and retaining active lifestyle employees, visitors seeking an active vacation, and fostering businesses and industries that support Outdoor Recreation Alliance activities.

Our mission is to protect, develop, and promote outdoor recreational opportunities & resources. The multitude of parks in the Driftless region are more than simply pretty places; they are places that can help people to become healthier, fit, and boost the economy.

ORA has worked closely with the La Crosse County Landfill in various roles in developing the land for recreational use via contributing to the Master Land Use and Trails & Recreational Plans, designing trails, maps, and connectivity to area residents, organizations, and businesses. The La Crosse County Master Land use Plan is a unique opportunity to protect, plan and develop the best our landscape has to offer and ensure this area’s outdoor recreational resources are healthy and plentiful for all, and for many generations to come. We applaud the plans foresight in embracing a ‘dual’ functionality of the site where it not only meets the obvious purpose of a place to dispose of waste as well as creating the open space into a park and recreational haven. This Master plan in addition to the Trails & Recreation plan lay out an impressive process for creating a valuable wildlife habitat within an urban setting that embraces the variety of topographical features: prairies, forest, meadows, and bluffs.

The Outdoor Recreation Alliance is a proud supporter and contributor to this project; we enjoy being a part of the partnership and cooperation required in accomplishing this important and worthy cause. We support the Supervisors efforts to reach out to citizens and our communities by enhancing the quality of life in the La Crosse area through collaboration, economic growth, and by making this region “Nature’s Place to Play”.

Sue Howe
Executive Director
[email protected]


WisCorps was founded in 2009 as a non-profit conservation corps that provides a valuable service to Wisconsin’s citizens and environment by engaging young adults, aged 18-25,  in direct conservation projects on public lands across the state and upper Midwest.  Our crews are led by an experienced adult crew leader, corps members earn a weekly stipend, gain leadership skills, practice team work, immerse themselves in current environmental and social issues and complete high quality work in the great outdoors.  Crews travel together with camping gear and work equipment, enjoying the simple life.
WisCorps works with the landfill on trail projects, planning and consulting. This year we are building an accessible boardwalk through the wetland and completed another new section of trail in the wooded section of the landfill. Next year we hope to have goats at the landfill along with completing the south entrance trail to the woodland trails.  We are also hoping to work with the Ho-chunk tribe to employee tribal youth in future projects at the landfill.

WisCorps contact for landfill volunteer and projects is Willie Bittner operation director and co-founder of WisCorps.

608-799-2567 cell
[email protected]

Western Technical College
400 7th St. N., La Crosse
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Western Technical College provides relevant, high-quality education, in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Sustainability is a priority at Western that impacts day-to-day processes, from facilities and maintenance, to partnerships and programming.

Western Technical College sustainability staff attend the Open House each year to learn more about waste management efforts in order to align & improve processes at the college.  The Sustainability Coordinator also promotes tours of the landfill to student, faculty and community groups.
Photos of events the business is involved with at the Landfill (consent to post these photos)

Shannon R. Havlik
Sustainability Coordinator
Western Technical College
[email protected]

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