Drop-off sites



Leaves and Branches

Two leaf and branch drop-off sites are open to assist you with fall cleanup. Cost is $3 per load for cars, pickups, full-size SUVs, vans, or two-wheel trailers.


Pumpkins are accepted at no charge at the drop-offs as well. A separate roll-off container is available for pumpkins. Pumpkins need to be free of candles, yarn, stickers, googly eyes, and any form of plastic to be accepted.



The two drop-off sites are located at:
  • 1015 East Chambers Street, west of Cliff Avenue by the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Public Works Street Division. Access is available from North Drive to East Ash Street to Chambers Street, and from North Cliff Avenue to Chambers Street. The driveway just south of the gas pumps at the Street Division is the only access point.
  • 301 North Lyon Boulevard, west of the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Access is available from West 12th Street to North Lyon Boulevard, and from West Madison Street to North Lyon Boulevard. The driveway north of the railroad crossing is the only access point.


Branches must be placed in a pile separate from leaves. Leaves must be removed from plastic bags. All loads must be tarped or in an enclosed vehicle. Plastic bags, large trees, stumps, rubble, and household garbage are not accepted.

Larger loads, lawn service companies, and commercial businesses will not be accepted at the temporary drop-off sites and must go directly to the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill.

The leaves and pumpkins deposited at the drop-off sites are composted at the landfill through the yard waste program. Compost is available for free for residents to pick up at the landfill year-round.