County Landfill and Hazardous Materials

The La Crosse County Landfill and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility is on State Road 16 going towards West Salem.

La Crosse County Landfill
3240 Berlin Dr
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-9572
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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste is any substance containing ingredients that could negatively affect your safety, health or the environment. Signal words found on hazardous products include poison, danger, warning and caution. They can be found on a wide range of products. Also look for indications of hazardous properties on the label. Such properties are defined by the Environmental Hazards Management Institute as follows:

Toxic: can cause injury or death if swallowed, absorbed or inhaled
Flammable: easily catches fire and tends to burn rapidly
Corrosive: a chemical or its vapors that can cause a material or living tissue to be destroyed
Explosive: violently bursting when exposed to pressure or heat
Irritant: causes soreness or swelling of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes or respiratory system

For a more complete list of what can be taken to the HHW site, please  click here.

Electronics Recycling (E-Waste)

Electronics, such as TVs, stereos, VCR/DVD players, computers, printers, etc. are banned from collection by Wisconsin State Law.  

Residents, K-12 schools and businesses can drop off E-Waste at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

For more information on e-waste and pricing, visit the Household Hazardous Materials Program website or call 785-9999.

Sharps Collection & Medication Drop Off

Sharps are accepted free of charge from La Crosse County residents. Place in a registered sharps container or a plastic detergent bottle and label it "Sharps" for disposal at the HHWF.

  • Needles

  • Syringes

  • Lancets

  • Test strips

HHW can accept the following over-the-counter and prescription medications:

  • Prescription medications (Non-controlled only. We DO NOT accept controlled medications)

  • Over-the-counter medications

  • Pet medications

  • Medicated ointments and lotions

  • Inhalers

  • Non-controlled liquid medications in leak-proof containers

Medications dropped off at the La Crosse County Household Hazardous Materials Facility must be in their original container with the name of the medication clearly visible.  Personal information can be obscured with a black marker.  Loose pills cannot be accepted.

Other registered Sharps Collection Stations in La Crosse County:

  • La Crosse Police Department, 400 La Crosse Street, 608-789-7519
  • Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, 1900 South Ave, La Crosse 608-775-3735
  • La Crosse County Hazardous Materials, 3202 Berlin Dr, La Crosse 608-789-7857
  • Mayo Clinic-Franciscan Health, 700 West Ave S, La Crosse 608-785-0940
  • Cass St Medicine Shoppe, 510 Cass St, La Crosse 608-784-9922
  • Service Drugs, 111 Sand Lake Rd, Onalaska (608775-8595
  • West Salem Pharmacy, 126 S Leonard St, West Salem 608-786-0210