Compost Site & Demolition Landfill

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Overview - Compost Site

The compost site is located off Black Bridge Road just east of Highway 51. All vehicles must check with the attendant before using the demolition landfill or compost site. Vehicles must have wastes covered with a tarpaulin (unless waste consists of brush only). It is the responsibility of the hauler to retrieve any and all items that fall out of his or her vehicle during transport. Failure to retrieve such items is a violation of City ordinance. The City reserves the right to refuse any load of waste. The compost site is for use of City of Janesville residents only.

  • Containers used to transport materials should be taken with the site user for reuse or proper disposal.
  • Biodegradable paper bags can be deposited with yard debris at the compost site.
  • Janesville residents can take finished compost from the site for use at home. Please do not resell compost.

What Can Be Taken To the Compost Site?

  • Leaves & Twigs
  • Grass Clippings
  • Yard & Garden Debris
  • Small Quantities of Brush

What Can't be Taken to the Compost Site?

  • Christmas trees - for disposal options, please visit the Holiday Collection Information webpage.
  • Stumps, roots and shrubs - take to the demolition landfill.

Overview - Demolition Landfill

The demolition landfill is located off Black Bridge Road just east of Highway 51. The demolition landfill serves all of Rock County. All vehicles must check with the attendant before using the demolition landfill or compost site. Vehicles must have wastes covered with a tarpaulin (unless waste consists of brush only). It is the responsibility of the hauler to retrieve any and all items that fall out of his or her vehicle during transport. Failure to retrieve such items is a violation of City ordinance. The City reserves the right to refuse any load of waste.

What Can be Taken to the Demolition Landfill?

 Demolition & Building Debris  Wood Wastes
 Bricks  Branches
 Building Stone  Brush
 Concrete  Stumps
 Stones  Shrubs
 Asphalt  Wood Pallets
 Sand  Roots
 Gravel  Unpainted, Untreated Wood
 Reinforced Concrete  Trees

All materials must be unpainted and untreated. Take other demolition debris such as gypsum board, plaster, painted or treated materials and metal to the sanitary landfill.

Rules for Hauling Waste

City ordinance 8.64.180 requires that all individuals must cover their waste and debris during transportation to the compost site and demolition landfill. Persons may enclose their refuse or use a tarp to ensure waste does not leave their vehicle. Individuals are not required to cover brush or tree limbs being transported to the demolition landfill. It is the responsibility of the hauler to retrieve any and all items that fall out of his or her vehicle during transport. Failure to retrieve such items is a violation of City ordinance.

Compost Site & Demolition Landfill Hours

Hours   November  April - October
 Monday  8a.m. - 5p.m.  8a.m. - 7p.m.
 Tuesday  8a.m. - 5p.m.  8a.m. - 7p.m.
 Wednesday  8a.m. - 5p.m.  8a.m. - 7p.m.
 Thursday  8a.m. - 5p.m.  8a.m. - 7p.m.
 Friday  8a.m. - 5p.m.  8a.m. - 7p.m.
 Saturday  8a.m. - 5p.m.  8a.m. - 5p.m.

The compost and demolition facility do not have regular open hours in winter. Both of these facilities will be closed the beginning of December until the end of March. These facilities may closer later in December or open earlier in March if the weather is agreeable. To find out exact closing and opening dates, visit this website or call City Services at 755-3110.

To gain access to the compost and demolition facility from December through March, you must first have loads inspected by the attendant at the sanitary landfill, during sanitary landfill open hours.

Compost Site & Demolition Landfill Fees

 Yard or Demolition Waste  Janesville Resident Fee  Out-of-City Fee
Grass, leaves & garden debris  No Charge  Not Accepted
Brush, branches, shrubs, trees & tree stump debris  $5.50 / cubic yard  $7 / cubic yard
Wood pallets, bricks, concrete, reinforced concrete, asphalt, unpainted or untreated lumber  $5.50 / cubic yard  $7 / cubic yard

Annual Loose Leaf & Bagged Yard Waste Collections

Annual fall loose leaf collection occurs for a two-week period every November. Bagged yard waste is collected for a full week in May and for a full week after Thanksgiving.

For more information regarding the compost site and demolition landfill, please contact the City Services Center at 755-3110.

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