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Recycling… it’s the Law

Did you know Sioux Falls has a mandatory recycling ordinance that bans recyclable material from the landfill? This mandate helps lengthen the life of the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill and saves residents money on waste disposal costs.

Single stream makes recycling easy…
In 2013, single stream recycling was accepted city-wide, meaning all waste haulers in Sioux Falls now offer single stream collection to residential homes and participation is growing! 

Since starting single stream in 2007, Millennium has almost doubled the amount we recycle. Every year, we recycle over 100 Million Pounds of material. That’s equal to about 18.5 elephants every day!

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34.7%

USA

Americans generated 250M tons of trash in 2011 and recycled or composted almost 87M tons (34.7%).

EPA

18.5%

SD

South Dakota generated 711,378 tons of MSW in 2011 and recycled only 131,427 tons (18.5%).

SD DENR

23.2%

Sioux Falls

The local hauler rate was 23.2% in 2016 (Calculated differently from the other rates).

SIOUX FALLS

75% of what goes into U.S. landfills could be recycled