Thanksgiving Day is Thursday Nov 23rd and may impact your pickup schedule

La Crosse Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the La Crosse trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of La Crosse is in Wisconsin with Eau Claire to the north, Dubuque to the south, Fond du Lac to the east, Madison to the southeast, and Waterloo to the southwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

La Crosse Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/home/showpublisheddocument/1120/638077222590130000 (page 3)

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

All collections following these holidays will be a day late. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday your collection day is NOT affected.

La Crosse Trash Collection Map

La Crosse Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup

Large items are no longer picked up as a city-serviced collection, this also includes items left illegally on your property. Items that are too large or heavy to fit in your garbage cart, are considered large items. These include couches, cabinets, desks, carpets, and tables. It is the resident’s responsibility to dispose of large items either by calling a contractor of your choosing, or hauling to a drop-off location such as Harter’s Quick Clean Up or the County Landfill.

Disposal Options:

If items are reusable, connect with donation centers.  Some places will pick up your reusable items.  Here are a few suggestions.

Contact the City’s Hauler: Harter’s Quick Clean-Up at 608-782-2082.

  • Once all fees are paid, collection is by route, bi-weekly, the same day recycling is collected.
  • Items should be placed at your regular refuse collection point by 5:00 AM.
  • DISPOSAL FEES below are for City’s hauler only

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, but a representative sampling.

Disposal Fees:

Sofa (2-3 cushion) $42.50   
Box Spring $55.50
Chair/Recliner $37.50                     
Dining table / chairs $37.50
Mattress $55.50                               
Entertainment Center $37.50

For a more inclusive 2023 list, click here.

Contact a hauler of your choosing:

Make your payment and arrange a time and location for collection.  Place items near your house or garage.  DO NOT place items curbside or at your regular refuse collection point.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in La Crosse and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/home/showpublisheddocument/1120/638077222590130000 (page 3)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in La Crosse?

Large items are no longer picked up as a city-serviced collection, this also includes items left illegally on your property. Items that are too large or heavy to fit in your garbage cart, are considered large items. These include couches, cabinets, desks, carpets, and tables. It is the resident’s responsibility to dispose of large items either by calling a contractor of your choosing, or hauling to a drop-off location such as Harter’s Quick Clean Up or the County Landfill.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/home/showpublisheddocument/1120/638077222590130000 (page 3)

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 5 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

Carts need to be within 1-ft of the alley/curb line with the arrows on the lid pointing in that direction. Carts need to be at least 3-ft from any fixed objects such as mailboxes, trees, streetlights, or parked vehicles, and with a 2-3 foot gap between carts. Place them at the end of your driveway if possible.

How can I contact the La Crosse Public Works Department?

Municipal Service Center
2000 Marco Drive
La Crosse WI 54601

Hours:
Monday-Thursday
6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am – 10:00 am

Phone: (608) 789-7508
Email: [email protected]
Recycling Coordinator: Ashley Freeman

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the La Crosse trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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