Transportation of Ash Wood Now Allowed

In an effort to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB), City officials restricted the movement of ash wood within city limits between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

“Now that Labor Day has arrived and the adult EAB beetle is no longer actively moving, people can safely prune and transport ash trees within the city limits until Memorial Day 2020 without fear of spreading the infestation,” says Bryan Peterson, Urban Forestry Specialist.

Three drop-off sites are available for people wishing to dispose of ash wood.

  • Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill, located at 26674 464th Street. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, now until November 2. Beginning November 4, winter hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Cost for disposal of wood products is $10 per ton of debris or $5 per truckload. 
  • Mueller Pallets located at 27163 471st Avenue. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. There is no fee for disposal of wood products at this site. For additional information, please call 605-368-2440.
  • Mueller Pallets located at 46868 Sands Street. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. There is no fee for disposal of wood products at this site. For additional information, please call 605-368-2440.

The emergency plant pest quarantine imposed by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture in May 2018 is still in effect and restricts people from moving ash wood and wood products outside of Minnehaha County and portions of Turner and Lincoln Counties. 

For more information on EAB, please visit the City’s website at www.siouxfalls.org/EAB.

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