Dane County Landfill Tours

Dane County Landfill Tours

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Renewable Natural Gas Plant Entrance at Dane County Landfill

7102 US Hwy 12

Madison, WI 53718

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Come visit our site to learn all about what happens to your trash here in Dane County!

About this event

Each year, we host nearly a thousand visitors (of all ages) for tours of our facilities. Our tours offer an excellent opportunity for lessons in environmental stewardship, science, engineering, and technology.

Additionally, the Department of Waste & Renewables will pay for transportation costs (up to $250 per group) for schools that find transportation fees a barrier to visiting our site. The bus fee waiver is subject to the need of the school and preference will be given for schools with over 40% of students approved for free and reduced meals. Please email gautam.sujata@countyofdane.com for additional information about the program.

We also offer other great ways for community members and students to learn about where waste goes and how it can be used as a resource. Check out the link to our Video Resources Page below for an array of educational videos and accompanying K-12 lesson plans or visit our Virtual Tours Page below for a self-guided tour of our site!

  1. https://landfill.countyofdane.com/resources/videos
  2. https://landfill.countyofdane.com/about/Virtual-Tour

If your group would like a tour of the landfill at a day and time not listed on the calendar, please reach out to Sujata at gautam.sujata@countyofdane.com to discuss alternative arrangements.