Recycling & Waste
Recycling, by definition, is the process of taking items and breaking them down into their raw components so that new items can be created from such components. Although it is preferred that people reduce the amount of items consumed, or reuse the items already in existence, recycling is very important for the conservation of resources, energy, and land use. In an effort to make Sioux Falls more sustainable, City ordinance has banned certain materials from being disposed of as waste in the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill. Many substances, such as electronics and household chemicals, can contain harmful toxins and heavy metals that could contaminate groundwater supplies if disposed of improperly. Yard waste can be utilized to decompose into a rich compost source for gardens. It is mandatory for all businesses and residential units, including apartments, to recycle items such as plastics, metal containers, paper, and cardboard because they can lengthen the life of landfills and reduce the need to use natural resources. The following information will give you a better idea how to dispose of many items.
Information from the City
Disposal Guide List : Find out how to dispose of many of the items you find around your home and garage.
Battery Recycling Brochure
Electronics Recycling Brochure
Household Hazardous Waste Brochure
Sharps Needle Disposal Program
Recycling Programs Brochure
Residential Guide to Sustainability
Mercury Thermometer Exchange Program
Yard Waste Brochure
The Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill : The main webpage of the City’s Landfill can direct you to most issues related to solid waste disposal.
Waste Haulers List : This list gives contact information for all of the waste haulers in the Landfill’s five county service area of Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties.
Landfill Rates : This quick reference can explain the fees for disposing of certain waste at the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill.
Waste Characterization Study 2007 : This report explains a study by R.W. Beck, detailing the composition of our local landfill in the year 2007.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility : This facility collects household hazardous waste and electronics from residents for recycling. Learn more about the facility, its reuse room, and its staff.
Recycling Campaign : Check out videos and images of the City’s newest campaign to encourage business and residents to recycle. They’re recycling. Are you?
Chapter 57 : The Sioux Falls Garbage and Recycling Ordinance provides detailed guidelines and regulations for residents and businesses regarding all aspects of waste and recycling policies and procedures.
Solid Waste Planning Board : This Mayoral appointed board was created to work on improving recycling and solid waste issues in Sioux Falls and the five county service area of the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill.