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The Problem With: Food Waste

The Problem With: Food Waste

When food gets in the recycling bin, it's bad for the process and bad for other recyclable material it can contaminate. Prevent food from getting in the waste stream: Empty & Clean Rule - Follow the "empty and clean" rule when recycling. It doesn't have to be...

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Sioux Falls Holiday Waste Guide

Sioux Falls Holiday Waste Guide

Do you know what you can put in your recycling bin this Christmas?Learn if your holiday waste is naughty or nice on our Holiday Recycling and Waste GuideGreeting cards and envelopes made of paper are usually okay to recycle. If they are covered in glitter or made from...

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Thanksiving Waste Guide

Thanksiving Waste Guide

As we give thanks with family and friends, we also increase our waste by more than 25 percent! We've put together a simple Thanksgiving Waste Guide to recycle as much as possible: Prepping Food: ♻Aluminium Foil, Trays and Pans: Recycle! Remove ALL food/liquids...

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Guide to Halloween Waste

Guide to Halloween Waste

Halloween typically ends in big, scary piles of waste. Follow these tips for proper disposal in the Sioux Falls area: 1. Candy Wrappers are Not Recyclable: Unfortunately, plastic and foil candy wrappers are NOT recyclable. When purchasing candy to hand out to...

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Guide for Recycling at Events

Guide for Recycling at Events

Good music, food, and drinks draw people to summer events in Sioux Falls, but what happens to all the waste being created? According to the City event application and ordinance, event organizers are responsible for providing recycling at Sioux Falls events. Event...

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