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Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables

Construction & Demolition Recycling

Through an innovative, public-private partnership, we are proud to offer local sorting and recycling for construction and demolition (C&D) materials right here in Dane County! Renovated in 2016, our C&D Recycling Facility is a 28,650 sq. ft. building located adjacent to Clean Sweep at the Dane County Landfill site.

Loads of C&D are weighed in and out at the scale house similar to materials heading to the landfill.  If you have questions about site navigation or weighing in and out, scale house staff are available to assist you upon arrival.

Accepted Materials

Loads should contain 60% or more of the listed items.

  • Wood (pallets, dimensional lumber, etc.)
  • Aggregate (concrete, rock, brick, stone, porcelain, tile)
  • Metal (sheet metal, window frames, pipe, lamps, wire, etc.)
  • Cardboard
  • Home demolition
  • New residential/commercial construction waste
  • Commercial loads containing large quantities of pallets and cardboard shipping materials
Materials NOT Accepted
  • Loads containing large quantities of roofing (clean shingles can be recycled if kept separate)
  • Loads of majority plastic, tarps, burlap, insulation, or carpet
  • Loads containing large quantities of drywall
  • Household cleanouts containing large amounts of trash, clothes, mattresses, or furniture
  • Loads containing friable or non-friable asbestos cannot be accepted at the C&D Recycling Facility. This includes, but is not limited to commercial roofing, transite siding, or TSI pipe insulation.  Asbestos is only accepted at the Landfill on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tipping Floor;
Picking Line
Conveyor Belt
Loader in Pile