Even if we get a little more snow (and we might), spring is definitely in the air in the Northland.  We've already seen some of the signs of the changing seasons.  Here's another one:  The City of Superior has released the dates for it's Free Landfill Days for 2022. This annual event allows residents to bring items to the Superior Municipal Landfill free of charge - barring certain guidelines and restrictions.

The dates for 2022 for the spring free landfill event will happen on two consecutive Saturdays in April:  April 23 and April 30. Event times for both of the days will be from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the landfill, which is located on Moccasin Mike Road, just a mile and a half east off of Highway 53 at the southern entrance/exit to town.  All residents who own property in Superior are eligible to take part in the free landfill days event.

While these two days offer an excellent opportunity to get rid of that old, unwanted stuff you've accumulated around your home and garage, there are some restrictions and limitations as to what they'll accept at the land fill as well as limitations on what they'll accept for free. On the City of Superior's website, you'll find a very detailed explanation of what items are and aren't being accepted; click here. However, here's a brief rundown on what isn't being accepted

  • Household hazardous waste
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Recyclables
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Motor oil

The landfill does have options available for the proper disposal of the above-mentioned items. Call the landfill at 715-398-7222 for all the details.

Black garbage bags placed along the walkways in the park.

Additionally, the following items will be accepted free on those two days - whereas they normally have a fee attached to their disposal - making it worthwhile to check the list:

  • Household trash: Regular fee is $10 minimum or $54 a ton
  • Brush: Regular fee is $8 for pickup, $16 for a pickup and trailer load
  • Tires: 4 per residence will be accepted, 18-inch or less. Normal fee is $5 a piece off the rim, $6 if on the rim
  • Grass clippings and leaves: Regular fee is no charge

Questions about mattresses and box springs always come up at these free landfill days events. The Superior landfill will be accepting them during the event, however normal fees apply: $25 each - if completely dry and fairly clean, $30 each if damp, wet, or heavily-soiled.

The City of Superior also has additional details that they want to chare with residents about the annual Free Landfill Days event:

  • Disposal is open only to Superior residents- must show proof of residency or ownership with a current ID or property tax statement
  • No contractors or businesses
  • All loose items must be tied or bagged
  • All loads must be covered during transport to avoid littering and getting a fine

It's worth noting that this free landfill days event is perfectly timed with the other annual clean up that Superior has - the Spring Cleanup - where city crews pick up no longer wanted items directly from each residence.  The schedule for 2022 for that event and full details can be found by clicking here.

Additional information is always available by calling the landfill: 715-398-7222 or by visiting their website.

Pile of domestic garbage in landfill

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