Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables

Dane County Landfill Tour

Event Dates

  • Thursday, 09/22/2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10/20/2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 03/24/2023 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, 04/21/2023 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Event Description

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. You can sign for one of our upcoming tours here.

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 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!


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 to discuss alternative arrangements.


Renewable Natural Gas Plant Entrance at Dane County Landfill

7102 US Hwy 12

Madison, WI 53718