Solid Waste Collection (Trash)

Trash Pickup and Fees

The garbage collection fee took effect January 1, 2016 and is billed quarterly. The bill for the first quarter of 2016 arrived in April 2016.
The fee covers the cost of garbage collection and disposal at the landfill. Prior to 2016 these costs had been covered primarily through revenue from garbage generated outside of Superior, with additional funding from property taxes and other minor sources of revenue. Proceeds from waste generated outside Superior have been steadily declining as more waste is recycled. At the same time, the cost to operate the landfill has continued to increase. As a result the City can no longer provide garbage collection and disposal service without a fee.
The garbage collection fee is mandatory for all single-family homes and multi-family dwellings with up to four units. The fee also applies to any larger multi-family or commercial premises that choose to receive City trash pickup (including nonprofits such as churches). The monthly fee applies year-round, even if a home is only seasonally occupied, or if a rental unit is temporarily vacant.

The service and fee is mandatory for:

Small Residential: All single family homes and multi-family dwellings with up to 4 units. Charged $7.75 per month, per dwelling unit. One cart per dwelling unit. Additional carts are $5.00 per month. Maximum of 4 carts.

If you wish to request an additional can OR if you want the city to pick up extra cans or repair your can, click here for cart delivery/removal/repair form.

The service and fee is optional for:
Large Residential/Small Commercial: Residential properties containing 5 or more dwelling units. Charged $7.75 per month per dwelling unit. Maximum of 4 carts.

Small Commercial: All other buildings or lots regardless of the number of tenants. Charged $7.75 per garbage cart. Maximum of 4 carts.

If you are the owner of a small commercial or large residential property and you would like to continue or establish city garbage collection, please complete this form.

The solid waste collection is handled through the Street Department.
Please call (715) 394-0302 if you have any questions regarding pickup.
For billing inquiries, please call (715)395-5833.


  • Click HERE to read the city ordinance regarding trash.
  • Containers must be in place at curb or alley for pickup by 7:00 a.m. On collection day. Make sure front of can faces alley/street and is away from obstacles (vehicles, poles, fences, trees, wires, etc.). Your cart should be 3 feet away from any obstacles.
  • Make sure trash is in leak-proof bags. All animal waste/feces must be securely bagged.
  • Do not overfill or pack items in can--they will not dump--lids must be closed
  • Items that do not fit in cans need to be disposed of at the City Landfill: (715)398-7222
  • Items not accepted: tires, hot ashes, bricks, appliances, demolition materials, pipes, oil, car batteries, asbestos-containing materials, liquids, and yard waste. Grass clippings can be brought to the landfill at any time at no charge.
  • For repair or replacement of lids, handles, or cans call (715) 394-0302 or use the form linked above to submit an online request.
  • If there is a Holiday, your trash pick up schedule will be altered. Check newspapers, this website and the City of Superior's Facebook page, for changes in pickup schedules. Weeks with the following holidays will be shortened, and cans will be dumped on an altered schedule:
    • New Years' Day
    • Spring Holiday (Friday before Easter)
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Veteran's Day
    • Thanksgiving Day and day after
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day

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