Millennium is a “MRF”, or Materials Recovery Facility, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We specialize in sorting mixed recycling from across the Upper Midwest and work with many different customers and communities to cater to unique requirements, material mixes and & municipal needs.
The benefits of recycling are PROVEN.
The cost to construct
one landfill cell in Sioux Falls cost
(fills in about 8 years)
Overall operating costs
for that cell are about
The annual economic
impact of recycling
in South Dakota
alone is over
Making glass from recycled material
Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves
Recycling 1 ton of paper
saves 17 trees and
Many different programs work together to divert materials from the landfill — the recycling bin is NOT a catch-all. When items make it into the bin that don’t belong, they slow down the process and contaminate acceptable materials. Make sure you dispose of items at the correct locations and remember, your mixed recycling bin is just a piece of the puzzle. Use the disposal search tool to find the right option for almost anything!
Millennium started Mixed Recycling in 2007, where all recyclables go into one, single container (also known as single stream).
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After materials are separated, they are sent to processors all around the country who can clean them, process them and turn them into new products. Over 90% of the material Millennium processes stays right here in the Midwest!
Sources: Sioux Falls Landfill, City of Sioux Falls, SD DENR, EPA.gov, ISRI, Ecocycle.org, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, CT.gov, Recycleacrossamerica.org