Solid Waste Collection (Garbage)
The solid waste collection is handled through the Street Department. Please call (715) 394-0244 if you have any questions regarding pickup. Please check the Garbage Route Page for information on your pickup days for garbage and recycling.
For billing inquiries, please call (715) 395-5833.
If you wish to request an additional cart, to pick up extra cans or for a repair on the cart, please visit our cart delivery/removal/repair form.
||Garbage Pickup Schedule Change
New Years Day
|Friday January 1st
||Accelerated Garbage pickup. Monday pick up will be Monday, all others place trash out one day ahead of scheduled pick up day.
|Friday April 2nd
||Accelerated Garbage pickup. Monday pick up will be Monday, all others place trash out one day ahead of scheduled pick up day.|
||Monday May 31st
||Monday pick up place out on Tuesday, all other days place out on scheduled day of pick up. Be aware there may be delays in pickup.|
|Independence Day||Monday July 5th
||Monday pick up place out on Tuesday, all other days place out on scheduled day of pick up. Be aware there may be delays in pickup.
||Monday September 6th
||Monday pick up place out on Tuesday, all other days place out on scheduled day of pick up. Be aware there may be delays.|
|Thursday November 11th||Accelerated Garbage pickup. Monday pickup will be Monday, all others place trash out one day early. No change to Friday pickups.
||Thursday November 25th & Friday November 26th||Accelerated Garbage pickup. Monday pick up will be Monday, Tuesday place out on Monday. All other days place trash out two days ahead of scheduled pick up day.|
||Thursday December 23rd &
Friday December 24th
|Accelerated Garbage pickup. Monday pick up will be Monday, Tuesday place out on Monday. All other days place trash out two days ahead of scheduled pick up day.
|Friday, December 31st.
||Accelerated Garbage pickup. No Change in Monday Pick up. All other days, place out one day ahead of scheduled pick up day.|
Recycling Holiday Changes
Important Things to Remember Regarding Garbage Pick Up:
- Click HERE to read the city ordinance regarding trash.
- Containers must be placed at the curb or alley for pick up by 7:00am on collection day. Make sure the front of the can faces the alley or street and is away from any obstacles (vehicles, poles, fences, trees, wires, garages, other cans, etc.). The cart does need to be 3 feet from obstacles to be emptied.
- Make sure the trash is in leak-proof bags. All animal waste/feces must be securely bagged.
- Do not overfill or pack items in the carts and lids must be closed. They will not dump properly and could result in your trash not being dumped or trash on the ground.
- Items that do not fit in the cans need to be disposed of at the City Landfill (More info on that here) or removed privately.
- For repairs to your garbage cart please call 715-394-0244 or use the link above.
- Repairs for recycling carts can be directed to Hartel's Disposal at 218-729-5446
Garbage Pickup and Fees
In 2015, the City Council adopted an ordinance to bill customers $7.75 per month per dwelling unit or per cart per month for commercial properties. The original ordinance had a schedule rate increase for all customers to take effect January 1, 2019 from $7.75 per month per dwelling unit and $7.75 per month per cart for commercial properties to $9.75 per month per cart. 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.
After a thorough analysis, the City Council has adopted a new garbage fee structure to take effect January 1, 2019.
The service and fee is mandatory for:
Small Residential: All single family homes and multi-family dwellings with up to 4 units. Charged $7.25 per month, per dwelling unit. Additional carts are $7.25 per month. Maximum of 4 carts.
Large Residential/Small Commercial: Residential properties containing 5 or more dwelling units and commercial businesses. Charged $9.00 per month per cart. Maximum of 4 carts.