Garbage & Recycling

Customer Service

Customer service inquiries regarding refuse and recycling services should be directed to the City of River Falls at 715-425-0900, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • New service setup
  • Missed garbage or recycling
  • Replacement garbage or recycling containers
Garbage Pickup Map updated 2021

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 pick up was missed, call City Hall at 715-425-0900.

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 Advanced Disposal’s website.

Advanced Disposal

The City of River Falls contracts with Advanced Disposal (formerly Veolia) 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 Advanced Disposal 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.

Fee Schedule

Prices for Refuse and Recycling in 2021.

Size of Refuse Cart
Monthly Charge
35, 64 or 96 Gallon

Garbage and Recycling Information Flyer for City of River Falls Residents

Garbage Tags & Special Pickup Items

Advanced Disposal 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 Advanced Disposal at 866-983-6542 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.