Garbage & Recycling

Waste Management Garbage & Recycling Service

The City of River Falls contracts with Waste Management (formally Advanced Disposal) for residential solid waste and recycling disposal.  

Sign Up for New Garbage & Recycling Service

Residents wanting to sign up for new garbage and recycling services should contact the City of River Falls at 715-425-0900, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Questions or Concerns about your Containers and or Service?

Waste Management offers a variety of options for trouble shooting concerns/issues with their service.  Residents should contact the Waste Management Customer Service Team if they have missed service, damaged containers and replacement containers.

  • Phone: 888-960-0008

Curbside Pick Up

Garbage and recycling must be placed at the curbside by 6 a.m. on the designated collection day as shown in the figure to the right. If the refuse and recycling are not at curbside when the hauler arrives for pickup, they are not obligated to collect it at a later time. If your carts were curbside during the 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. pickup window and your pickup was missed, call the Waste Management Customer Service Team at 888-960-0008.

Garbage and Recycling Pickup Map

Residents can expect a one-day delay in pickup for the following holidays, unless the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday:
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Holiday pickup schedules and other information about our contract may be found on Waste Management’s website.

Waste Management

The City of River Falls contracts with Waste Management for residential solid waste and recycling disposal. In accordance with City Ordinance 8.36.040, all residential units in the city are required to have their solid waste collected by the city through its contractor unless they have applied for an exemption. Exemptions are only available to residences that are part of or contiguous to a commercial property under the same ownership, and owners of duplexes, triplexes, or rooming houses.


Refuse and Recycling services from Waste Management will be billed monthly on the River Falls Municipal Utility Bill. Standard garbage containers are 35 gallons, with larger sizes available. Billing is on a monthly basis and included on monthly utility bill from River Falls Municipal Utilities.

Garbage & Recycling Fee Schedule

Price for Solid Waste Fund

Size of Garbage & Recycling Carts
Monthly Charge
35, 64 or 96 Gallon
$19.00 in 2023

Garbage Tags & Special Pickup Items

Waste Management will collect extra refuse, recycling and special pickup items curbside from your residence for a fee. If you would like to arrange curbside pickup, please contact Waste Management at 888-960-0008 to make this arrangement.  

Additional garbage tags are $2.05 each and are available for purchase at Family Fresh, Dicks, and City Hall. Each tag allows an additional 35-gallon trash bag to be placed curbside.

Please view our Appliances, Electronics, and Bulky Items Disposal page for information about special pickup rates.