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Solid Waste

 

Solid Waste

Disposal Site

La Crosse County operates an approximately 52-acre municipal solid waste landfill which includes disposal areas for the following: solid waste, construction and demolition, special waste, Biopile remediation, and asbestos.

Businesses may the use the disposal site with the purchase of a permit. Information on Permits. Acceptable Items for Recycling or Diversion listed below do not require the purchase of a permit. Detailed Information on Pricing and Facility Information 
Detailed List of Waste Acceptability Guidelines

Tarping Loads
All loose waste loads must be properly tarped as per City Ordinance 15.12. The Solid Waste Department will charge a $5.00 fee for any untarped or unsecured loads in addition to landfill tipping fees.

Acceptable Waste Items

  • Household Garbage: Bagged waste, paper, food waste, etc.
  • Large, bulky Items: Furniture, vacuums, hot tubs etc.
  • Demolition/Construction Debris: Drywall, doors, windows, sinks, toilets, tubs, roofing, bricks, carpets, flooring, etc.

Unacceptable items disposed of in MSW or Demolition areas that will have an additional fee:

  • Tires (Large volumes should be disposed of in the tire bin)
  • Appliances (Air conditioners, stoves, microwaves, etc.)
  • Electronics
  • Mattresses

 

Acceptable Items for Recycling or Diversion (No permit required)

  • Cardboard and Mixed Paper
  • Comingled Recyclable Plastics
  • Metal and Metal Appliances (Washers, Dryers, tin etc)
  • Freon Items (air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators)
  • Microwaves
  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste (Grass, leaves, household plants-paper biodegradable bags ONLY)
  • Brush and clean wood (Brush, limbs, stumps less than 18” in diameter, pallets, untreated, unpainted, unstained wood)
  • Stumps Over 18” in Diameter
  • Wood Chips
  • Shingles (Asphalt shingles only, must be free of other wastes. Tarpaper and nails ok)
  • Clean Fill (Gravel, sand, dirt, and landscaping rock ONLY)
  • Clean Concrete: (Must be chunk concrete from sidewalks, flooring, etc.)
  • Clean Blacktop: (Must be chunk blacktop)

 

Materials which cannot be disposed in MSW or Demolition areas:

  • Liquid wastes
  • Septic tank wastes
  • Toxic and hazardous wastes (by definition)
  • Materials already separated out for recycling
  • Yard waste and brush

Information on the Household Hazardous Materials Facility


Questions regarding Special Waste or Asbestos disposal?