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What Are Hazardous Materials?

Businesses and organizations can't dispose of some materials in regular recycling or trash. The La Crosse County Hazardous Materials Program accepts many of these materials. In short, hazardous materials are any substance containing ingredients that could negatively affect your safety, health or environment. Signal words found on hazardous products include toxic, poison, danger, warning and caution.

If you are looking for residential hazardous materials disposal information, click here: https://lacrossecounty.org/solidwaste/hhm/residential


Businesses and Organizations Include:appointment

- Churches

- Civic organizations

- Home businesses

- Rental properties

- Municipalities

- Public and private schools


Accepted Materials

The La Crosse County Hazardous Materials Program can help you dispose of items not accepted in regular trash or recycling.


Banned Items List

It is illegal to place certain items in the trash in Wisconsin. View the Banned Items List
for a full list of materials banned from landfilling and incineration in Wisconsin

Who Qualifies?
The La Crosse County Hazardous Materials Program can accept hazardous waste only from businesses and organizations that qualify as Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG) of hazardous waste. A VSQG is a business or organization that generates no more than 220 lbs. of hazardous waste per month and stores no more than 2,200 lbs. of hazardous waste on site at any one time. A VSQG also must not generate more than 2.2 lbs. of acutely hazardous waste per month.


Registration and Pricing
New VSQG businesses must complete the VSQG Credit Application and Certification Form to register. These forms are used to collect contact and billing information and will be kept on file.

All VSQG businesses are required to submit a "Waste Requested" for Disposal Inventory Form" prior to scheduling each appointment. Waste items not included on the form or unknown materials/products will not be accepted by the HHM program until you receive formal approval.

These forms as well as pricing, are included in the VSQG Registration Packet, which must be completed by businesses before using the facility.

VSQG Registration Packet

Please include additional documentation including Safety Data Sheets, copies of product labels and photographs with the completed form. Once the forms and any additional documentation have been submitted, your information will be reviewed. Upon review and approval, will be contacted to schedule an appointment.



Completed forms and supporting documentation may be submitted
using one of the following methods:

E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: (608)793-6512
Mail: La Crosse County Hazardous Materials Program, 
3202 Berlin Drive, La Crosse WI 54601.

Additional Information

Download Bulb Packaging: Instructions for Businesses

Download Hazardous Waste: Safe Handling and Transportation for Businesses

Download Hazardous Waste: Very Small Quantity Generator Responsibilities

Download Infectious Waste: Requirements for Businesses

Download Used Oil Storage and Disposal: Requirements for Businesses

Download Universal Waste: Requirements for Businesses

Do you own a small business with waste disposal needs?
Receive a free small business waste audit.

 Call (608) 785-9999 

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La Crosse County Hazardous Materials Program, 3202 Berlin Drive, La Crosse WI 54601