Recycling in Sioux Falls

Car Parts Don’t Belong In the Bin

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What can you recycle from your car in your single stream bin? NOTHING! Except for the water bottles or food containers you have inside of it. Anything else, like metal, fabric, glass or car plastics, needs to be recycled separately – outside of the single stream recycling bin. See bottom of the post for options.

Why?  The single stream process is setup specifically for single stream categories and when other items come in like car parts, our team members have to manually pull them out before it breaks our equipment or worse, hurts someone. This job is not easy… please help our crew out and think of them before tossing items in the bin.

Car parts and pieces are one of those outside categories that do NOT belong in your single stream recycling bin:


  • Tires
  • Brake Rotors
  • Tire Rims
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Belts
  • Rubber Hoses
  • Radiators
  • Used oil filters
  • Transmissions
  • Windshield Glass
  • Car Doors
  • Car Door Handles
  • Window Glass
  • Stereo Systems
  • Seatbelts
  • Seat Covers
  • Headlights
  • Tail Lights
  • Car Seats
  • Engine
  • Steering Wheels
  • Scrap Metal
  • Car Battery
  • Axles
  • Brakes
  • Pistons
  • Air Filters
  • Mufflers
  • Bumpers
  • Door Handles
  • Window Handles
  • Brake Calipers
  • Rotors
  • (The list goes on…)

Although these can’t be recycled in your household recycling bin, there are options! Check with local scrap metal companies, the Sioux Falls Household Hazardous Waste Facility, and the Sioux Falls Regional Landfill on their recycling programs. Many of the items listed above can be handled separately at one of these locations.

02 Feb, 18

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