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ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES: LANDFILLS

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With the goal of protecting both public health and the environment, the City of Madison supervises the monitoring, operation, and maintenance of five closed landfills.  Underground landfill gas extraction and leachate collection systems operate at these sites 24 hours per day.  Landfill gas probes around each landfill are monitored at least weekly by City Engineering.  A network of groundwater wells is sampled twice per year by Public Health – Madison & Dane County.  All activities are supervised by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and data are submitted to the WDNR regularly for agency review.

Landfill Site

Location

Current Use

Mineral Point Landfill

128 Yellowstone Drive

Mineral Point public park

Greentree Landfill

6600-6700 Hammersley Rd

Greentree – Chapel Hills public park

Olin Landfill

123 E. Olin Avenue

Quann public park and off-leash dog park

Demetral Landfill

200-500 Packers Avenue

Demetral public park, off-leash dog park, and East High School fields

Sycamore Landfill

4601 Sycamore Road

Sycamore public park and off-leash dog park

Truax Landfill (managed by Dane County)

1500-2200 Pankratz Street

Bridges golf course

 

Closed City of Madison Landfills


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ANNUAL OPERATIONS AND MONITORING REPORTS

Landfill gas, leachate, and groundwater monitoring data are collected on a regular basis, per each landfill’s WDNR-approved Plan of Operation.  An analysis of these data are submitted annually to the WDNR in an annual report.  The annual reports also summarize the history of each landfill, including the years of operation and its remediation history.  For a copy of a particular landfill’s annual report, please contact Brynn Bemis at (608) 267-1986.

LANDFILL ZONES OF CONCERN

The City requires certain approved construction practices and safety precautions for buildings and homes adjacent to existing landfills.  These requirements and maps of the zones are outlined in subsection 29.20 of the Madison General Ordinance.  If your property falls within a recognized ‘landfill zone of concern’ you will be notified of these additional requirements when applying for a building permit.  For questions on this subject, please contact Brynn Bemis at (608) 267-1986. 

CONTACTS

Brynn Bemis

(608) 267-1986

bbemis@cityofmadison.com

Landfill annual report requests

Building in a ‘landfill zone of concern’

Andy Solberg

(608) 267-9408

On-site monitoring

Operations and maintenance activities

Parks Division

(608) 266-4711

Dog park maintenance concerns

 

 

OPEN LANDFILLS IN DANE COUNTY

If you are looking for open landfills that accept waste, there are two in Dane County:

Landfill

Location

Hours

Contact

Dane County Landfill

7102 US Hwy 12

Madison, WI

M-F: 7 AM–2:45 PM

Sat: 8 AM–10:45 AM

(608) 838-9555

WM Madison Prairie Landfill

6002 Nelson Rd

Sun Prairie, WI

M-F: 8 AM – 3 PM (municipal solid waste not accepted)

(608) 837-9031