Facts

Here are some facts about EES:

I missed my pick-up, what can I do?
Curbside collection occurs between 5:00am and 5:30pm, thus your receptacles need to be curbside by 5:00am on your day of collection to avoid a missed pick up. Should you miss your pick up and ask for a return trip, we will do our best to accommodate. An additional charge will be added to your account if we make a return trip. If you do not wish to pay for a return to curb trip, we will be back to collect you as usual the following week. Extra fees may apply if you have additional waste outside of your curbside containers. 

Earthbound cannot guarantee pick up times based on growth and need for changes in routes as appropriate. Your pick up may occur earlier or later than prior pick-ups, so if you note your waste has not yet been collected, please wait until 5:30pm to contact our office if at that point they remain uncollected.
What time will my waste be collected?

Curbside collection occurs between 5:00am and 5:30pm, thus your receptacles need to be curbside by 5:00am on your day of collection to avoid a missed pick up. Should you miss your pick up and ask for a return trip, an additional charge will be added to your account. If you do not wish to pay for a return to curb trip, we will be back to collect you as usual the following week. Extra fees may apply if you have additional waste outside of your curbside containers. 

Earthbound cannot guarantee pick up times based on growth and need for changes in routes as appropriate. Your pick up may occur earlier or later than prior pick-ups, so if you note your waste has not yet been collected, please wait until 5:30pm to contact our office if at that point they remain uncollected.

Receptacles cannot be placed for collection any earlier than 5:00pm the day prior to your collection and shall be removed on the day of collection.


What can I compost with Earthbound?
Please see our Complete list of what is/isn't compostable with Earthbound, broken down by room of your home.
What does my traditional recycling service include?
  • Standard curbside recycling collection--SINGLE STREAM (no sorting necessary).
  • One receptacle is provided per household. If you would like to upgrade your recycling, please contact our Office for additional information. 
  • Cardboard, mixed paper, glass bottles/jars, tin/steel cans, aluminum cans, plastic bottles/jugs/containers (1 & 2's only--See Recycling Flyer). 

View our complete Recycling Flyer for more information!
What is organics recycling?

Organics recycling is taking recycling to a whole new level! This process involves recycling anything that was once alive- into compost! 

Similar to other recycling practices, Eau Claire residents now have the choice to separate and recycle their organic material from their home; AKA-Curbside Composting. We've designed the program to be EASY for subscribers and give you all you need to get started. 

Wondering what we accept for Organics? Many are surprised to hear we accept ALL FOOD WASTE as well as yard waste (all year round!) and other compostable items. See our Complete list of what is/isn't compostable with Earthbound

What are my payment options?
Earthbound accepts credit card or payment by check. We do not advise that you send cash payments through the mail. We do not have a drop off location for payments at this time. Payments will need to be made either via our website, by mail, or by contacting us at the office (715-952-5608).

Payments can be mailed to: 

2809 E. Hamilton Ave. #125
Eau Claire, WI 54701

* Please note that we do not have auto. pay at this time. Payments will need to be made with each invoice period. If you wish to be billed bi-annual or annually instead of quarterly, please contact our office to make arrangements. All payments are collected in advance of service. 

Road Construction!
If we receive notice or you inform us of road construction on your road or near your pick up location, we will need to work together to establish an alternate spot for collection each week. We understand this is not ideal and may cause frustration, but we want to ensure we're still able to collect your waste until the construction is complete. Earthbound receives general notices about the City of Eau Claire's planned construction projects, but this does not outline what specific parts of roads will be closed each day of every week the project is taking place. You may find that your regular pick up location is accessible one day, but not the next, which is why we identify an alternate location that will always be accessible during the duration of the construction project. Once an alternate location has been identified we will only be looking to complete collection at that spot, regardless of if your regular pick up location is accessible for a short period during the project. Earthbound does not ask our drivers to get out of their trucks and walk to residences to see wether or not a road is accesible. If there is a construction project taking place and an alternate loation has been identified for pick ups until the project is complete, that is where the driver will be expecting to see your containers for collection.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation when construction causes a hinderance with your pick ups.