Recycling in Sioux Falls

Metal Recycling Guide

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Scrap metal does not belong in your recycling bin. 

The only metal accepted in the Sioux Falls recycling bin is metal cans and aluminium foil. That’s it. 

Everything else causes excessive damage to the recycling equipment which is specifically designed to sort the “yes” materials. Other items that aren’t recognized by the system cause jams, injuries and downtime.

Large items destroy machinery and hurt employees. Wiry items get wrapped around equipment and shut us down. Small items contaminate otherwise clean material and can be very sharp, presenting another danger to employees.

Take scrap metal to a scrapyard, you might even get a few dollars back!



 “Yes” (Put In Your Recycling Bin):

*EMPTY of food & liquid 

  • Aluminum Cans (Soda & Beverage Cans)
  • Steel & Tin Cans (Soup, Tuna, Coffee Cans, etc)
  • Clean Aluminum Foil (Tip: Roll it into a ball)
  • Clean Aluminum Trays
  • Aerosol Cans (Must Be COMPLETELY Empty)



No” (Take To A Metal Scrap Dealer or the Landfill for recycling):

  • Pots & Pans
  • License Plates
  • Pipes
  • Car Parts
  • Car Bumper
  • Car Rims
  • Rebar
  • Kitchen sink
  • Bicycle
  • Bike Parts
  • Silverware, Knives & Cutlery
  • Metal Shelving
  • Metal Cabinets
  • Wire Hangers
  • Chains
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Copper Wire
  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Bolts and Nuts
  • Brass
  • Stainless Steel
  • Wrought Iron
  • Any metals not on the Yes List (Still not sure? Ask Us!)


07 Dec, 18

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