Spring & Fall Cleanup

Spring & Fall Cleanup Schedule

Each May and October, a cleanup is conducted at the City Public Works Garage (950 Benson Street). Spring cleanup begins the second Monday in May and runs for one week (due to COVID-19 the 2020 Spring Cleanup was June 22-27, 2020). Fall cleanup begins the first Monday in October and runs one week. The hours utilized for both cleanup operations are Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fall Clean Up

2020 Spring Cleanup Dates

  • Was postponed in May and it was held June 22-27.
    • Monday through Friday, June 22-26, 4 to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2020 Fall Cleanup Dates

  • Monday through Friday, October 5 - 9, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Acceptable Items for No Fee

  • Cable satellite dishes under 4 feet in diameter  
  • Car Seats
  • Carpets and Carpet Pads
  • Furniture
  • Large or Bulky Items
  • Mattresses or Box Springs
  • Minor Household Construction Debris (up to one pick-up truck bed full)
  • Miscellaneous Garbage (up to one pick-up truck bed full)

Unacceptable Items for the 2020 Fall Cleanup due to COVID-19
To protect employees and the public, Advanced Disposal will not be taking any payments. They are unable to take the items listed below which have additional fees:

  • Air Conditioners 
  • Appliances 
  • Car Tires 
  • Computers or Printers 
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Large Quantities of Construction Debris 
  • Microwaves 
  • Truck Tires 
  • TVs or Monitors (Less Than 20 Inches) 
  • TVs or Monitors (More Than 20 Inches) 

To compare to normal additional charges, view our special fee schedule.

Unacceptable Items

  • Asphalt
  • Car Batteries
  • Chemicals 
  • Contractor waste
  • Concrete
  • Fluorescent bulbs 
  • Hazardous waste 
  • Lumber with nails
  • Lumber over 6 feet long
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires: bobcat, semi-truck, tractor, etc.

There are alternative options to dispose of these items:

  • Advanced Disposal - Roberts Transfer Station
    • 100 Packer Drive, Roberts WI 54023
    • Fees do apply, call for pricing at 715-425-1700
  • City of River Falls Municipal Utilities Electronic Recycling


Spring and Fall Cleanup is provided for residents in the City of River Falls who have a utility bill through River Falls Municipal Utilities. This eligibility is a part of the CORE (COmpost and REcycling) fee, which includes the Spring and Fall Cleanups, Compost Site, and Electronic Recycling Event. Residents bringing items for disposal will be asked to present a form of identification and a copy of a recent RFMU bill. People who do not qualify will not be able to participate.

At the event, residents do not need to get out of their vehicles, as staff will transport the items from your vehicle to the dumpsters. When you arrive, please be respectful of the staff working the event. If you should have to roll down your window and talk to staff, masks are recommended. The City of River Falls recognizes the State of Wisconsin guidelines regarding masking.  

Please call Advanced Disposal at 866-983-6542 if you have questions about what can be discarded.

Advanced Disposal reserves the right to refuse hazardous materials.