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
6500 State Road 16
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-9572
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Hazardous Materials

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste (HHW) 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

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 HHMF.

  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Lancets
  • Test strips

Other registered Sharps Collection Stations in La Crosse County:

  • Mayo Clinic, 700 West Ave. S, La Crosse 785-0940
  • Cass Street Pharmacy, 510 Cass St., La Crosse 784-9922
  • La Crosse Police Department, 400 La Crosse Street, 789-7519