City’s Annual Landfill Pass Goes Paperless

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: The Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill free pass for Sioux Falls residents is now paperless. Starting this week, landfill staff will scan residents’  driver’s licenses or state IDs instead of sending postcards in the mail each year. While the pass is changing, the program remains the same: one load per household address.

“The landfill pass is a popular program among residents, and one we are happy to offer to help keep our community clean,” said Donny Kuper, Landfill Superintendent. “Going paperless means more labor and cost efficiencies for our team, and the new software allows more people to participate.”

The landfill pass program, which has been offered for more than a decade, provides one free pass each year per household address. Previously, passes were issued by properties that received a City of Sioux Falls utility bill . The new software allows passes based on zip code, which opens the program to those living in multi-family units, like apartment buildings.

The software also allows for an extended time period to redeem the pass. Starting this year, residents will have from now until December 31 to use the pass. In 2024 and beyond, passes will be redeemable on a calendar year basis, resetting every January 1.

For residents who have moved or have a driver’s license or state ID that does not match their current address, they can bring in a piece of mail to confirm their current address. Examples of qualifying mail include a utility bill, pay stub, or rent receipt. Mail must: match the name on the driver’s license or state ID, be less than three months old and be printed, not handwritten.

Important reminders when planning a trip to the landfill:
Tarp or tie-downs are required. Loads that are not properly secured will have a $25 fee.
The landfill accepts:
oConstruction / demolition debris
o Furniture
o Appliances
o Mattresses/box springs (limit total of two pieces of any combination)
o Yard waste/trees/brush (no ash wood)
o Tires (no rims, limit four and 20 inches or less )
The landfill does not accept:
o Hazardous waste and electronics. These items can be dropped off at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility (1015 E. Chambers St.).
Products that contain words like “caution,” “warning,” “danger,” or “flammable” on the label likely contain hazardous material. They may be corrosive, caustic, reactive, flammable, or toxic. Visit the website for details.
o Ash tree wood, logs, or branches. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, ash wood cannot be moved/disposed of in the Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine area.
Check the recycling guide. Some items may be acceptable to recycle instead. Visit
The City of Sioux Falls is again offering a free branch and leaf drop-off site off Lyons Boulevard across from the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds starting April 15 to May 28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

For additional information and frequently asked questions, visit


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