Trash, Recycling & Compost


The compost site is located at W12000 620th Avenue. From the east side city limits (Hwy10), go 1.5 miles east. Turn left (north) on 620th Avenue and go approximately 0.8 miles to the compost driveway on the left (north) side of the road. The compost site is open seasonally. Efforts are made to open early spring and remain open until just before the firearms deer hunting season. Hours vary throughout the season.  Give us a call, see our City's calendar, our City's  websites homepage or our Facebook page for current hours.  

This is a free service for City Residents. Anyone who lives outside of the City limits (Oak Grove and Clifton Townships) need to purchase a compost pass at city hall. Those passes are $15.00 for the season.


The city has contracted with GFL Environmental to pick up trash and recycling for all single family, 2 family, and 3 family residences.

Click on this link to view what day your garbage will be picked up.  

Garbage Pick Up Days By Color

Start, Change, or Terminate Trash and Recycling Pickup

Contact City Hall at 715-262-5544.

Refuse Containers

Residents may select 1 of 3 options:

  • 35 gallon cart
  • 65 gallon cart
  • 95 gallon cart

Carts are picked up weekly. GFL will only pick up refuse that is placed in the cart. GFL picks up refuse on all holidays except Christmas. If Christmas is on your regularly scheduled pick-up day, GFL will pick up on the next business day.

Recycling Containers

Residents are provided a 65 gallon cart with a yellow top that clearly distinguishes the refuse and recycling containers. All recyclable materials can be commingled in this cart. GFL will not pick up any recycling that is not placed into the cart. Residents can choose to place their containers out weekly or as needed when the container is full. Pierce County recycling has also placed recycling bins in the cul-de-sac behind the Mary T Apartments off of Dexter St. Residents may also drop their recyclable items at these bins.

Here is a link to an image of where the recycling bins are located.

Refuse & Recycling Pick Up Schedule

Refuse and recycling will be picked up either on Wednesday or Thursday. Please see the attached map. All refuse and recycling must be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on your day of pick-up. The carts must be placed 10 feet apart from each other to allow the equipment GFL uses to pick up each cart.

Refuse & Recycling Fees

The fees for refuse and recycling for 2022 are:

35 Gallon Cart Refuse / 65 Gallon Cart Recycling
65 Gallon Cart Refuse / 65 Gallon Cart Recycling
95 Gallon Cart Refuse / 65 Gallon Cart Recycling


Recycling Acceptable Items

  • Alcohol bottles
  • Aluminum / steel / tin cans
  • Cardboard and paper bags (flattened)
  • Cereal / detergent boxes
  • Computer paper
  • Envelopes (business and manila)
  • File folders
  • Junk mail
  • Ketchup bottles
  • Magazines / telephone books
  • Newspaper
  • Plastics (#1 - #7)
  • Soda / juice bottles
  • Sticky notes
  • Paper milk / juice cartons

Unacceptable Items

  •  Glass
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpeting
  • Clothing
  • Disposable diapers
  • Hazardous waste (contact MMSD)
  • Light bulbs
  • Metal or steel objects (nails, hangers)
  • Paper towels / napkins or facial tissue
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Rubber material
  • Toys
  • Wax coated products