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Solid Waste


Solid Waste

Residential Drop Off Area

The residential drop-off area is open to La Crosse County residents as well as surrounding counties (Houston, Monroe, Trempealeau, Vernon, Winona, etc.).  The landfill entrance is equipped with inbound and outbound scales – all landfill customers must scale in and out. Only people authorized by scale attendants after scaling in may utilize the landfill facility. You must provide your own labor for unloading materials. Due to safety concerns, we do not permit salvaging once waste is placed into containers.

The residential drop-off area is designed with safety and ease of use in mind. We have a series of yellow bins for regular household waste, furniture and light demolition materials and a metal bin for recycling. A set of purple bins is also available for mattress/box spring recycling and special areas for other recycling materials.

For missed pickups of trash or recycling, please call your waste hauler or municipality.

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.

All materials are charged a fee for drop off. List of our prices


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.


Acceptable Items for Recycling or Diversion

  • 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)

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