Recycling and Solid Waste Compost Sites

Compost Drop Off at Rodefeld –
the only site remaining open.

County’s Westport and Verona compost sites
are permanently CLOSED as of JULY 1, 2014

Finished compost is no longer available,
effective July 1, 2014

Loss of Leaves and Compost Material from City of Madison,
Municipal Partners Means No Material Available for Future Years

compost Yard wastes are banned from disposal at all landfills in the State of Wisconsin. To provide a method of recycling yard waste, Dane County operates a yard waste compost sites. The compost site is available for Dane County residents to bring non-woody yard waste. All material must be removed from bags prior to dumping. There is no charge for dropping off material. Finished compost material is no longer available, effective July 1, 2014.

We DO NOT ACCEPT any of the following materials:
  • Brush (please check with your local municipality for proper disposal)
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Food Waste, including compostable paper and plastics
  • Christmas wreaths or garlands (because of the metal wire)
  • Animal manure or pet waste
  • Trash of any sort

Sod is acceptable for disposal at the compost site, provided that all soil not attached directly to the root system is removed.

Please Contact Robert Regan at 266-4139 or at

Compost Equipment

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00am – 10:45am
Located at 7102 Hwy. 12 & 18 one-half mile east of 1-90. Across from Yahara hills Golf Course.

Home Composting:

Besides the use of these compost facilities, homeowners may find that home compost systems are more convenient, saving both the time and effort of using the County facilities, while also producing usable compost. Information on home composting is available at local libraries, garden and hardware stores or from the County.

If your school group, garden club, neighborhood association, etc., is interested in having an individual speak on composting at one of your meetings or events, please contact: Robert Regan at 608-266-4139 or Talks can be tailored to your group’s need and/or interest, and will be given at no charge.

For more information on the County compost sites, Call Robert Regan at 266-4139.

Home Composting Web Sites

Backyard Magic: The Composting Handbook - An online handbook on how to turn household waste into a valuable soil conditioner.

Compost Resource Page

Master Composter