Septic Haulers

Hauled waste is wastewater transported by truck and discharged at our hauler’s statseptic truckion (at the Screen Building of the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant). 

Hauled waste might be holding tank waste, septic tank waste, chemical toilet wastewater, grease trap waste, or commercial and industrial wastewater. This waste requires special infrastructure and creates additional maintenance expenses. 

To address the infrastructure and maintenance requirements, new Hauled Waste Fees were accepted by the Superior City Council and City Ordinance 114-62 was updated in 2018.

Hauler Permits and Fees

Hauler Permit: Haulers using the City of Superior's Wastewater Treatment Plant must purchase an initial permit for $75. The annual fee to retain hauler access to the WWTP is $25 for each subsequent year. 

Download and complete the Waste Transporter Authorization Application. Completed forms and a check can be delivered or mailed to:
Environmental Services Division  
51 E 1st St.
Superior, WI 54880

or emailed to: esdpw-info@ci.superior.wi.us

Hauled Waste Fixed Fee: The hauled waste fixed fee is 2.5 times the connected fixed fee and is applied to each truckload of hauled waste. The fixed fee covers the administrative costs for billing services. Haulers are manually billed, requiring a haulers’ station where quantities and type of waste is recorded, an in-house database system to organize and sum the various haulers, volumes, types of waste, etc. and generation of each individual hauler bill.

Hauled Waste Fixed Fee: $5.50 x 2.5 = $13.75/truckload


Variable fee: The variable fee is based on the volume and load characteristics of the hauled waste. Holding tank waste is generally more concentrated than sewered sanitary wastewater, therefore the rate is 1.4 times the residential volume rate per equivalent unit of volume. Septage tank waste is very concentrated, therefore the rate is 3.5 times the holding tank rate.
Connected users are charged based on CCFs or 100 cubic feet of wastewater. Haulers are charged based on 1000 gallons. There are 748 gallons in a CCF.

Residential Variable Fee expressed in gallons:
$7.71 /CCF × 748 gallons per CCF/1000 gallons=$10.31 per thousand gallons
Holding Tank Variable Fee:
$10.31 x 1.4 = $14.43 per thousand gallons
Septic Tank Variable Fee:
$14.43 × 3.5 = $50.50 per thousand gallons

Industrial and Non-Typical Waste requires pre-approval before it is discharged to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Learn more about Industrial Waste regulations on the City of Superior Pretreatment Program webpage.