Goodbye Summer…What to do with the Waste

Recycling Explained

Summer’s coming to an end and with that comes piles of toys, tools and other summer goods that will no longer be used.

Due to the mixed materials in these items, most of them are impossible to recycle. From inflatables, to mattresses, lounge chairs, beach balls, and water wings- all these summer items have one thing in common: They are NOT recyclable – Please keep them out of your Sioux Falls recycling bin.

We only accept single stream items for recycling – anything else is a NO unless you’ve contacted us directly and learned otherwise. If something can’t be reused or donated, you’ll most likely have to throw it away.

PLEASE KEEP OUT of the recycling bin:

  • Inflatable toys, Blow-up toys
  • Beach Balls
  • Swimming Tubes
  • Floaties
  • Inflatable Pools, Blow up pools, Swimming pools
  • Blow Ups
  • Water wings
  • Intertubes
  • Foam noodles
  • Life vests, life jackets
  • Garden Hoses
  • Garden Tools
  • Sprinklers
  • Rubber duckies
  • Toy boats
  • Water Guns
  • Pool Toys
  • Other plastic toys
  • Trampolines
  • Tents
  • Basketballs
  • Sports Gear

Even though you can’t recycle these  items, you can try to reuse them, donate them, and purchase more responsibly made products.

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.