The Place for Waste
here’s your guide to spring clean up disposal
The snow is finally gone, but we haven’t found our lovely lawns under all the leaves, thatch, and brush just yet. It’s time to break out the rake and get the yard into tip-top shape for hosting barbeques, enjoying small fires, and gardening. When you’ve cleaned to your heart’s content and your emerald expanse is revealed, here’s how you can dispose of your yard waste.
Local waste management companies provide spring yard waste curbside pickup services May 7-11. Your garbage pickup provider will pick up as many as ten compostable bags of yard waste, (leaves and grass only) for free for their current customers. Pick up will take place on residents’ normal collection day. Call your disposal service provider to confirm details or arrange pick up of more than ten bags.
Eau Claire County has assembled a directory of yard waste drop-off locations on their website: https://bit.ly/2vi8Y4I
The City of Menomonie Street Department operates spring yard waste pick up Mondays, May 7 and 14. Pick up will accept compostable/biodegradable bags of leaves and grass no heavier than 50 pounds, and bundled brush no bigger than 4 feet in length or 50 pounds. Items for pick up must be clearly tagged “City Pickup” and placed curbside, segregated from regular curbside pick up items.
Individuals may also dispose of yard waste at the city landfill, located at 1601 Gilbert Creek Rd, Menomonie, on Tuesday and Thursday 7am-6pm. Street Department: 715-232-2302 • City Landfill: 715-232-2411
The yard waste site for city residents is located at 5 Bjork-Riverside Dr. in Chippewa Falls. It’s open Monday-Friday 7am-2:45 pm from April 1 through the first snowfall. It’s also open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month through the second Saturday in November. This site accepts leaves, grass clippings, garden plants, vines, and brush up to 4 inches in diameter.
Yard Waste Site: 715-720-6971