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Superior landfill ends waste oil collection

The Superior municipal landfill will no longer accept waste oil, starting Oct. 1. Instead, the city is recommending several options located within the city. "We made the decision to close our waste oil dump site based on a couple factors," said D...

The Superior municipal landfill will no longer accept waste oil, starting Oct. 1.

Instead, the city is recommending several options located within the city.

"We made the decision to close our waste oil dump site based on a couple factors," said Darienne McNamara, environmental regulatory manager for the city. They include the many free disposal sites more centrally located in Superior, a limited ability to supervise the site at the landfill and the expense and time required to clean the tank used to collect waste oil when it is contaminated.

Alternative sites that accept waste oil include AutoZone, 3515 Tower Ave., 715-392-2930; O'Reilly Auto Parts at 2607 Tower Ave., 715-395-0609, and 120 Belknap St., 715-394-5466; Tires Plus, 2419 Tower Ave., 715-394-6455; and Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express, 3705 Tower Ave., 715-392-6060.

"Once we learned there are so many alternative free dumping sites in town, many of which are likely to have better staffing and oversight than our station, we decided to close our dump station," McNamara said. "We're giving residents several weeks' notice via the city's Facebook page and website. We've also been highlighting the change to anyone who brings oil to the landfill, and providing them the list of other dump sites in town."

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