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Where Do I Take This?

Have something to recycle but not sure where to take it? See the below recycling options and guidelines for just about any item you can think of! Have something that’s not on the list? Ask us about it on Facebook or contact us directly.

SS Bin- Single Stream Recycling Bin | MR – Millennium Recycling | SEAM – Secure Enterprise Asset Management | HHW – Household Hazardous Waste Facility | SFRSL – Regional Sanitary Landfill
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Aerosol Cans

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin if emptied COMPLETELY. Full or partially full aerosol cans should be taken to the HHW facility.
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Air Conditioners

MRI does NOT accept. The SFRSL accepts and recycles.
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Alkaline Batteries

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM accepts alkaline batteries separately for a fee. HHW accepts alkaline batteries for free.
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Aluminum Cans

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. MRI does not purchase aluminum cans. Will take separately in bulk, contact us to find out more.
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Aluminum Foil & Trays

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin if CLEAN of food residue.
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Ammunition

MRI does NOT accept. The HHW accepts (from .22 up to .50bmg rounds, which includes shotgun shells).
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Animal Carcasses

MRI does NOT accept. Accepted at the SFRSL.
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Antifreeze

MRI does NOT accept. Accepted at HHW.
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Appliances

MRI does NOT accept. The SFRSL accepts and recycles, or local scrap metal dealers.
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Asbestos

MRI does NOT accept. Accepted at the SFRSL.
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Auto parts

MRI does NOT accept. Auto parts can be taken to a scrap metal dealer.
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Ballasts

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM and HHW accept ballasts.
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Batteries

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM accepts batteries of all types. HHW also accepts batteries.
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Books

Paperback books accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. If you have hardcover books, we will accept them separately at our office location, contact us to find out more. Spiral or Metal binding Not Accepted.
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Cardboard

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. Will take separately in bulk, contact us to find out more.
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Carpet

NOT accepted in recycling bin.
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Cartons

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. Please empty all liquids.
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CDs

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM and HHW accept CDs for recycling.
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Cell Phones

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM and HHW accept Cell phones for recycling.
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Ceramic Dishes

NOT accepted in recycling bin. If not damaged and able to be reused, consider donating these items to one of the many thrift stores in Sioux Falls. The SFRSL will also accept.
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Cereal Boxes (Boxboard)

Also known as chipboard (Plastic Windows are OK). Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin.
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Chargers

NOT accepted in recycling bin. Bargain Bytes recycles electronic and battery chargers. HHW also accepts them.
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Christmas Lights

NOT accepted in recycling bin.  HHW and Bargain Bytes accept Christmas lights.
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Cleaners & Chemicals

MRI does NOT accept. HHW accepts chemicals.
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Clothing & Textiles

NOT accepted in recycling bin. Consider donating these items to one of the many thrift stores in Sioux Falls.
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Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM and HHW accept CFLs.
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Computers/Laptops

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM accepts computers and laptops for recycling. HHW also accepts them.
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Concrete & Asphalt

May be accepted at various local concrete and asphalt mixing operations. HHW will also accepts concrete mixed if unused.
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Construction & Demolition Waste

MRI does NOT accept. Accepted at the SFRSL.
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Contaminated Fuels

MRI does NOT accept. Fuels should be taken to the HHW Facility.
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Cooking Oil & Grease

HHW accepts cooking oil and grease, you can also include in your normal solid waste stream if appropriate.
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Corrosives

MRI does NOT accept. Accepted at HHW.
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Dehumidifiers

MRI does NOT accept. The SFRSL accepts and recycles.
 
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Dishwashers

MRI does NOT accept. The SFRSL accepts and recycles.
 
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Drywall

MRI does NOT accept. Accepted at the SFRSL.
 
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Electronics

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM accepts many various types of electronics for recycling. The HHW facility accepts electronics generated by residential homes.
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Fire Extinguishers

MRI does NOT accept. Accepted at the HHW Facility.
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Fluorescent Bulbs

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM and HHW accept fluorescent bulbs.
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Furnace Filters

MRI does NOT accept. Furnace Filters should be disposed of in the trash.
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Furniture

Not accepted in the recycling bin. Consider donating used furniture to the various thrift stores in Sioux Falls. SFRSL also takes furniture.
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Garbage

Refer to the Hauler Directory for a listing of collectors that will service your home or business.
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Gasoline and Kerosene

MRI does NOT accept. HHW accepts gasoline.
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Glass (Non-Bottle or Jar Type)

MRI only accepts glass bottles and jars. Other types can be taken to the SFRSL.  Other types of glass like Pyrex dishes, ceramic cups, window panes, or mirror glass are not recyclable and can contaminate other glass.
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Glass Bottles and Jars

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin if empty of liquid and clean of food residue. No windshields, window, dish or mirror glass.
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Hazardous Waste

MRI does NOT accept. HHW accepts hazardous waste.
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Hoses

Not accepted in the recycling bin. SFRSL can take hoses. If not damaged and can be reused, consider donating hosed to the various thrift stores in Sioux Falls.
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Junk Mail

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin.
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Magazines

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin.
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Mattresses

MRI does NOT accept. The SFRSL accepts and recycles.
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Medical Waste

NOT ALLOWED in recycling bin or at MRI.  The City of Sioux Falls provides free sharps disposal through their Needle Program. The Sioux Falls Police Department offers a “Drug Take Back” program for unused pharmaceuticals. Refer to SD Administrative Rules for proper handling of all other medical waste.
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Mercury

MRI does NOT accept. Mercury is accepted at the HHW Facility.
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Metal Scrap

NOT accepted in the recycling bin (with the exception of steel or aluminum cans). Contact a scrap metal dealer for recycling options or the SFRSL.
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Microwaves

Accepted for recycling at Sioux Falls HHW Facility.
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Motor Oil

MRI does NOT accept. HHW accepts motor oil.
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Needles & Syringes

NOT ALLOWED in recycling bin or at MRI.  The City of Sioux Falls provides free sharps disposal through their Needle Program.  Refer to SD Administrative Rules for proper handling of all other medical waste.
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Newspaper

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. Please remove and separate from plastic sleeve.
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Oil Filters

MRI does NOT accept. HHW accepts oil filters.
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Ovens

MRI does NOT accept. The SFRSL accepts and recycles, or local scrap metal dealers.
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Paint & similar items

HHW accepts paint. Dried latex paint can be disposed of at the SFRSL. If can is completely empty with just a lining of dried paint, it can be placed in your single stream bin.
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Pesticides

MRI does NOT accept. HHW accepts pesticides.
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Pharmaceutical Waste

NOT ALLOWED in recycling bin or at MRI.  The Sioux Falls Police Department offers a “Drug Take Back” program for unused pharmaceuticals. Refer to SD Administrative Rules for proper handling of all other medical waste. City of Sioux Falls asks that residents do not flush medications down the toilet or drain.
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Phone Books

Phone Books are accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin.
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Plastic

MRI accepts some plastics, but not all. Please refer to our What we Recycle page to find out what plastics we take. Contact us with questions.
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Plastic Bags

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. Please bag and tie together in clear bag with other plastic film and bags (Not in a black bag. Grocery bags work).
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Plastic Bottles, Tubs & Jugs

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. Please empty all liquids and food contents.
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Propane Cylinders

MRI does NOT accept. HHW accepts Propane Cylinders.
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Refrigerators

MRI does NOT accept. The SFRSL accepts and recycles, or local scrap metal dealers.
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Shredded Paper

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. Please bag in a clear bag, tightly shut (Shredded paper is almost impossible to capture if loose)
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Solvents

MRI does NOT accept. HHW accepts solvents.
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Steel Cans

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin. Empty of food contents.
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Stretch Film

Accepted in single stream recycling bin or MRI's public drop bin if clean of food waste. HOWEVER If volume is too much, we may not be able to handle in single stream. Contact us for details and proper handling instructions.
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Styrofoam

Not accepted in recycling bin. Accepted at SFRSL.
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Tape Drives

NOT accepted in recycling bin. Bargain Bytes and HHW accept tape drives for recycling.
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Tires

MRI does NOT accept. The SFRSL accepts and recycles.
 
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Toys

NOT accepted in recycling bin. Consider donating these items to one of the many thrift stores in Sioux Falls.
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TVs & Monitors

NOT accepted in recycling bin. SEAM and HHW accept TVs and monitors for recycling.
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VHS Tapes

Accepted for recycling at SEAM.
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Wire Hangers

Not accepted in the recycling bin. Wire hangers can be recycled separately at MRI, contact us for information.
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Wood

Wood scrap is accepted at the SFRSLMueller Pallet also accepts and recycles wood (368-2440).
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Yard Waste

Residents can contact their hauler or deliver to SFRSL or seasonal drop off sites.
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