Memorial Day Garbage Routes

Memorial Day Garbage Routes

Mon/Tue: picked up on Tuesday, May 29
Wed: picked up on Wednesday, May 30
Thur: picked up on Thursday, May 31

Job Opening

The City of Black River Falls is seeking a qualified individual for the position of full-time Street Department Laborer.  Applicants must be in good physical condition and pass a complete physical prior to hire.  Requirements include a clean driving record with Class B CDL Drivers License, including air brake endorsement.  A high school diploma or GED is necessary.  The successful applicant must be able to respond to duty within 30 minutes of being called.

Applications are available here or can be picked up from City Hall, and the deadline to apply is September 21, 2018 at 4:30 P.M.  The City of Black River Falls is an equal opportunity employer.


Todd Gomer
Street Superintendent
City of Black River Falls

National Drug Take Back Day

If you’re looking to get rid of old prescription drugs and over the counter medications, you can take them to the National Drug Take Back Day on October 28th at the Jackson County Recycling Center from 8am-2pm.

Fire Dept Solicitation

If you receive this letter please DO NOT send any money. The Black River Falls Fire Department is not associated with this in any way. They have no association with this organization who is using their name to solicit donations. Money sent will not benefit your local fire department. Please share so others do not send money to a business using our name to solicit money from our community.  FD solicitation



The Hoffman Aquatic Center is finally open now that repairs to the furnace that heats the water has been replaced.  Daily rates or the center remain the same as last year, but membership rates have been reduced because of the late start.  The aquatic center is open Monday-Saturday 11:30 am, to 7:00 pm and Sundays 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Thank you to the Lunda Community Center and the Melrose community pool for helping out with extended hours and employing several Hoffman Aquatic Center lifeguards until we were ready to open!

Certified Site Announcement

Black River Falls added to ranks of certified sites

Joining 16 other locations statewide, the Black River Falls Industrial Park was recently recognized as the latest Certified In Wisconsin® site.

The park sits on 76 acres just northeast of downtown Black River Falls and consists of four individual parcels, two of which make up more than 90 percent of the property. The site is also ideally located for distribution, with short commutes to regional airports in Eau Claire and La Crosse as well as the Union Pacific Railroad.

“In today’s market, we can’t just wait for a company to approach us. We need to be proactive in preparing sites for development,” said City Administrator Brad Chown. “When a developer becomes interested in a community, they want to move quickly and having a Certified In Wisconsin development-ready site in the industrial park puts Black River Falls in a great position to meet those needs.”

The Certified In Wisconsin Program, which launched in 2012, gives site selectors and real estate decision makers confidence when selecting a potential location by putting in place many of the key permits and paperwork, which help avoid costly delays and allow businesses to get up and running faster.

For more information on the Certified In Wisconsin Program, visit



To learn more about the site in Black River Falls go to


Street excavation will begin in Clifton Acres the week of June 5th starting at Forrest Street and working North to the cul-de-sac, then continuing onto Clifton Street. Gordon Street will get new sewer, gravel and pavement, and a storm basin will be installed towards the East end of Gordon Street.

As each street is being excavated we ask that there be NO PARKING on the street. The police department will be posting signs to remind people.

Paving will be completed in August before school starts.


Notice to City of Black River Falls Residents

Spring Clean-up Days 2017

The City of Black River Falls will hold Spring clean-up days the week of Apr 10, 2017. Large items will be picked up on the day of your regular garbage collection that week.  Please have these items at the curb in such a manner that they can be picked up by the City’s loader.  Wood, metal and other material to be disposed of must be separated and stacked neatly or it will not be picked up.  Disposal of contractor materials is the responsibility of the property owner; the City will not pick them up.  Brush pickup will begin the week of Apr 24 and the week of the month thereafter.

Disposal of appliances and tires will be handled in the following manner: Appliances will be collected only during spring and fall clean-up days.  A $10.00 per appliance fee must be paid at City Hall prior to the appliance being collected.  The receipt must then be attached to the appliance placed at the curb.  These appliances include dishwashers, washers, dryers, water heaters, humidifiers and the like. Stuffed furniture including chairs, sofas, mattresses and box springs will also be subject to a $10.00 per item charge. ALL FEES MUST BE PAID AT CITY HALL PRIOR TO COLLECTION.  RECEIPT MUST BE ATTACHED TO ITEM TO BE PICKED UP.  Apartments with dumpsters are not included; these residents must pay the fee at City Hall and take the item to the dump.  Tires must be taken to the Transfer Station next to the City Shop at the Fairgrounds between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  A $5.00 per tire fee must be paid at City Hall prior to disposal.  Waste oil can be taken to the City Shop and disposed of at no cost, at the location indicated by the sign on the building.

Due to waste disposal laws – the City cannot accept refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, TV’s, computer monitors or towers, DVD players & other video players, printers, fax machines or antifreeze.

Leaves will only be collected in the fall starting the 3rd week in October.

The last brush pickup will be the week of Oct 30, 2017 until April 2018.

Yard waste/grass clippings, garden waste & pumpkins may be taken to the City Shop.  Please remove the waste material from plastic bags.  There is a sign where the material should be placed.


WOOD           IRON                        GARBAGE                   GLASS              APPLIANCES

Boards            Metal Doors             Bags                             Doors                  Stoves

Cabinets         Swing Sets                Stuffed furniture      Jars                     Washers

Chairs             Engine Parts            Garbage Cans            Plates                  Dryers

Doors              Springs                      Toilets                        Windows

Bed Boards    Bicycles                     Sinks

Please remember to separate your recycling from garbage.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR ITEMS SEPARATE AT THE CURB.

Get the recycling calendar here.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Todd Gomer
Street Superintendent
City of Black River Falls