Recycling in Sioux Falls

What to do with Yard Waste

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Let’s talk about yard waste. Leaves, branches, vegetables, mulch, grass clippings, weeds, garden debris, twigs, sticks and other yard waste should not be dumped in your Sioux Falls garbage can and are NOT allowed in your recycling bin.

At Millennium, yard waste contaminates clean recyclables and can jam up our system. Imagine smashed veggies, clumps of mud, grass and sticks mucking up the process– it can turn into a big mess fast!

What to do with Yard Waste?

In Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, we have convenient options to choose from:

Year Round Composting – City of Sioux Falls Landfill 

  • Accepted: Leaves, Grass and Garden Waste only
  • Not Accepted: Pet Waste or Wood Waste
  • Details: Load your yard waste into reusable containers at home and bring to the landfill or seasonal drop off locations and the attendant will direct you to the compost location. Plastic bags must be emptied and removed, paper yard waste bags can be left in-tact with your yard waste. Keep any wood waste such as branches and twigs separate (see Landfill wood recycling below).
  • More Info: Call 605-367-8276 or visit City Yard Waste & Compost Services
  • The City of Sioux Falls also provides Seasonal Drop Off Sites: Find Details Here

Wood Waste Recycling- City of Sioux Falls Landfill

Waste Wood Disposal and Recycling- Mueller Pallets

  • Accepted: Trees and limbs, Old pallets, Dimension lumber scraps, Demolition lumber
  • Details: Mueller Pallets creates products that ultimately biodegrade into soil or generate clean, affordable energy. They will take almost ANY wood that you would otherwise transport to a landfill, at no cost if your quantities are significant. Spotted trailers, pickups and drop off options are all available.
  • More Info: Call 605-368-2440 or visit

Yard Waste (General)- Waste Hauler Pickup

  • Many Sioux Falls waste haulers offer yard waste pickup services. Contact your current hauler for pickup service information or find a hauler who can help you in the Sioux Falls Waste Hauler Directory.


Check out our handy Where Do I Take This Tool for a complete list of where to take odd items for proper recycling or disposal. If what you’re looking for is not on the list, ask us! We’ll help you find the best disposal option in our area.


15 Jul, 18

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