Western Lake Superior Sanitary District

Garbage and Recycling Overview


RecycleBottles, cans, plastic bags, Styrofoam, paper, paint, batteries, TVs..what do you do with all this stuff? There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to properly managing waste.

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District regulates the management of all solid waste generated within the District boundaries and waste delivered to the WLSSD transfer station from outside the District through the WLSSD Solid Waste Ordinance.

LandfillThere are many services available within the WLSSD that allow for the proper management of all business and residential waste. Local garbage haulers pick up garbage from area residents and businesses, and deliver it to the WLSSD transfer station, where the material is inspected and loaded into larger trucks for transport to the City of Superior, WI landfill. Garbage haulers collect recyclable materials from residents and businesses in cities and towns within the district. Rural residents can take advantage of the many recycling sheds and sites located throughout the district for their recycling needs.

MRC The WLSSD Materials Recovery Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility are also available to assist residents and businesses in properly disposing of waste and other hazardous materials.

Although the District boundaries include a portion of northern Carlton County, solid waste is managed in that area by the county. Carlton County residents and businesses should refer to Carlton County for more information on garbage and recycling.