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Spring Cleaning: The Ultimate Guide

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As you’re cleaning out your shed, basement or garage, don’t just toss it all into the trash or recycling bins:

How to properly get rid of almost anything in Sioux Falls:

SINGLE STREAM ITEMS ONLY! Recycle single stream items in your recycling bin at home, or drop off for free at Millennium Recycling’s free public recycling dumpster.

Items Accepted 
• Plastic Bottles, Tubs and Jugs
• Glass Bottles And Jars (*NOTICE* Glass is not accepted by all haulers or cities, check with your service provider for requirements)
• Steel, Tin And Aluminum Cans
• Paper
• Cardboard & Cartons
• Shredded Paper (Must Be Bagged)

The Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill (SFRSL) accepts many different items for recycling that can’t go in your bin. Watch your mail for the annual free pass! For information on recycling at the landfill, call 605-367-8162 or visit www.siouxfalls.org/landfill.

Accepted at the Landfill for Recycling
• Large Appliances (Refrigerators, Stoves, Microwaves, Freezers, Dishwashers, Laundry Washers and Dryers, Hot Water Heaters, Water Softeners)
• Mattresses and Box-springs
• Scrap Metal, including metal cookware and license plates
• Lawn Mowers and weed trimmers (can be discarded with scrap metal if drained of fuel and oil)
• Tires

Here are some convenient options for mulch, grass clippings, weeds, garden debris, leaves, branches and twigs:

Landfill Wood Waste Recycling
• 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.
More Info: Call 605-367-8276 or visit  www.siouxfalls.org/landfill

City Of Sioux Falls Composting Program
• Accepted: Branches and Brush, including Mulch, and Pine Cones
• Details: Bring to the Sioux Falls Regional landfill or seasonal drop off locations and the attendant will direct you to the wood, tree and brush pile area.
• More Info: Call 605-367-8162

Other Wood Recycling (Specialized Company)
• 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 www.mpallets.com

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.

Residential household hazardous waste and electronics can be dropped off for free a the City of Sioux Falls Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility at 1015 East Chambers Street. For more information, call 605-367-8695 or visit www.siouxfalls.org/disposal

Accepted HHW Items:
• Gasoline, Fuels
• Cleaning Solvents, Oils
• Herbicides and Pesticides
• Mercury Thermometers
• Paints
• Household Electronics (Cell phones, calculators, cameras, computers, monitors, printers, televisions, VCR’s or other electronic devices)

Free Sharps Drop-off locations are conveniently located throughout Sioux Falls for safe disposal of needles, syringes, lancets, or other sharps. Call 605-367-8276 or visit https://www.siouxfalls.org/public-works/environmental-recycling-hazardous/green/recycling/needles.aspx with any questions. Pickup free sharps containers and exchange them when full at the following locations:

• All Walgreens Pharmacies in Sioux Falls
• All Lewis Drug Stores in Sioux Falls
• All HyVee pharmacies in Sioux Falls

If flushed down the drain, pharmaceuticals can accumulate in water systems and contaminate water supplies, potentially affecting the natural hormones and development of wildlife. The Sioux Falls Police Department offers a “Drug Take Back” program. This program allows citizens to drop off unused medications in a locked container in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center from 6 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information visit www.siouxfalls.org/public-works/environmental-recycling-hazardous/green/recycling/pharmaceuticals.aspx

Project NICE and Project KEEP clean ups are provided by the City of Sioux Falls completely free of charge. If your neighborhood is selected for either of these projects, you will be notified by mail. Residents in designated NICE/KEEP neighborhoods place all unwanted and nuisance items at their curb for the City to collect and dispose of for free. If you have any questions call  the Sioux Falls Health Department at 367-8760 or check out the web page with this year’s maps at siouxfalls.org/en/code-enforcement/nice-keep.


Items Accepted
• Waste Materials
• Appliances
• Tires
• Yard Waste
• Lumber and Wood Products
• Scrap Iron
• Household Items (Furniture, Bedding, etc.)

Items NOT Accepted
• Hazardous wastes including but not limited to: Paints,Solvents, Oil, Batteries, Fuels
• Electronics
• Compressed Gas Cylinders
• Raw Household Garbage
• Animal Waste
• Vehicles

Sioux Falls residents can bring electronics to the Sioux Falls Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility for FREE .

For information, visit their website or call them at (605) 367-8695.

Any Business generated electronics or items not accepted at the HHW facility can be brought to SEAM .

Business electronics or others that aren’t accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility can be recycled at SEAM in Sioux Falls. SEAM is the only company in all of the Dakotas certified to securely and safely recycle electronic equipment. They offer certified electronics recycling and data destruction including hard drive shredding and hard drive wiping.
Call 605-274-7326 or visit www.seamservices.com for more information.

There are many options in Sioux Falls for donating your gently used items. Below is a list of a few programs and what they accept:

Furniture Mission – Accepts: Clean Mattresses & Box Springs, Bed Frames, Crib Mattresses, Bedding (Quilts, Blankets, Sheets, Pillows), Kitchen Tables & Chairs, Couches & Love Seats, Coffee Tables & End Tables, Dressers & Chests, Rockers & Recliners, Pots, Pans, Dishes & Utensils, Microwaves, Small TV’s (19-37 inch only), Towels & Rugs, Lamps, Decor Items, Small Appliances. Call 605-977-6800 or visit furnituremission.org/donate for more information.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Accepts: Working Appliances, Blinds, Cabinets, Countertops, Ceiling Fans, Doors, Electrical Parts, Flooring, Hardware, Lighting, Lumber (Plywood, Sheetrock, Trim), Mirrors, Pipe (PVC, Metal, Copper), Plumbing Fixtures (Tubs, Sinks, Showers, Toilets), Roofing Material (Shingles, Gutters), Tools (Lawn and Garden Equipment),  Windows, Screens. Call  605-330-1950 or visit http://siouxfallshabitat.org/restore/items-we-accept-and-sell/ for more information.

Local Thrift Stores and Charities – There are many other local charities and thrift shops that accept donations, check them out before you dump anything in the trash!

TerraCyle offers mail-in recycling programs for typically hard-to-recycle waste. Check out their website to find solutions for the following items and more!


  • ARM & HAMMER™ and OXICLEAN™ Pouch Recycling Program
  • Backpacker’s Pantry Recycling Envelope Program
  • Barilla® Ready Pasta Recycling Program
  • Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program
  • Beach Plastic Cleanup Program
  • Bear Naked® Recycling Program
  • Brita® Recycling Program
  • Buddy Fruits Recycling Envelope Program
  • Burt’s Bees Recycle on Us
  • Cigarette Waste Recycling Program
  • Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program
  • Colgate® Wisp® Recycling Program
  • Dawn Soft Pack Recycling Program
  • Drink Pouch Recycling Program: Honest Kids
  • Earthborn Holistic® Recycling Program
  • Earthborn Holistic® Retail Recycling Program
  • Energy Bar Wrapper Recycling Program: Clif Bar®
  • Energy Bar Wrapper Recycling Program: LÄRABAR®
  • Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Pouch Recycling Program
  • Everpure Water Filter Recycling Program
  • Fabric Care Recycling
  • Febreze Aerosol Recycling Program
  • Febreze Air Care Recycling Program
  • FLONASE® Recycling Program
  • GoGo squeeZ® Recycling Program
  • Guardian Pet Food Company Recycling Envelope Program
  • Hasbro Toy Recycling Pilot Program
  • Instrument Strings Recycling Program
  • Juicero Recycling Program
  • Late July Snacks Recycling Envelope Program
  • LemonKind® Recycling Envelope Program
  • Malt-O-Meal® Cereal Bag Recycling Program
  • North Coast Recycling Program
  • NOW® Recycling Program
  • Once Upon A Farm Recycling Envelope Program
  • Open Farm Recycling Program
  • PepsiCo Recycle Rally
  • Performance Nutrition Recycling Program
  • Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Program
  • PUR® Recycling Program
  • Snack Bag Recycling Program
  • Solo® Cup Recycling Program
  • Supplement the Earth Recycling Program
  • Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program
  • Wellness® Pet Food Recycling Program
  • Weruva Recycling Envelope Program
  • Zellee Organic Envelope Recycling Program


Zero Waste Box Programs ($)

  • 3D Printing Materials Zero Waste Box
  • #6 Rigid Plastic Cups Zero Waste Box
  • Action Figures Zero Waste Box
  • Alkaline Batteries Zero Waste Box
  • All-In-One Zero Waste Box
  • Aluminum Cans Zero Waste Box
  • Art Supplies Zero Waste Box
  • Athletic Balls Zero Waste Box
  • Automotive Parts Zero Waste Box
  • Automotive Small Parts Zero Waste Box
  • Baby Food Pouches Zero Waste Box
  • Baby Gear Zero Waste Box
  • Backpacks Zero Waste Box
  • Bath and Shower Accessories Zero Waste Box
  • Bathroom Separation Zero Waste Box
  • Bedroom Separation Zero Waste Box
  • Binders and Presentation Materials Zero Waste Box
  • Books, Magazines, Notebooks and Jotters Zero Waste Box
  • Bottle Caps Zero Waste Box
  • Break Room Separation Zero Waste Box
  • Bulb Eater Zero Waste Box
  • Candy and Snack Wrappers Zero Waste Box
  • Cigarette Waste Zero Waste Box
  • Cleaning Supplies and Accessories Zero Waste Box
  • Coffee and Tea Accessories Zero Waste Box
  • Coffee Bags Zero Waste Box
  • Coffee Capsules Zero Waste Box
  • Cooking Oil Zero Waste Box
  • Corks Zero Waste Box
  • Dining Disposables and Party Supplies Zero Waste Box
  • Disposable Garments Zero Waste Box
  • Disposable Gloves Zero Waste Box
  • Disposable Tape Dispensers Zero Waste Box
  • Ear Plugs Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ 1 Gallon Micro Battery Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ 1 Gallon Mini CFL Recycling Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ 3.5 Gallon Battery Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ 8′ Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ Ballast Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ CFL Recycling Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ JUMBO 4′ Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ Standard 4′ Fluorescent Lamp Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ Thermostat Recycling Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ U-bend & HID Recycling Zero Waste Box
  • EasyPak™ Universal Lamp Zero Waste Box
  • Electronic Cigarettes Zero Waste Box
  • E-waste Zero Waste Box
  • Fabrics and Clothing Zero Waste Box
  • Filters Zero Waste Box
  • Flip-Flops Zero Waste Box
  • Garage Separation Zero Waste Box
  • Garden Products Zero Waste Box
  • Glue Sticks and Bottles Zero Waste Box
  • Gum Packaging Zero Waste Box
  • Hair Zero Waste Box
  • Hair Nets, Beard Nets and Earplugs Zero Waste Box
  • Hot Cereal Zero Waste Box
  • Hotel Amenity Bottles Zero Waste Box
  • Incandescent Light Bulbs Zero Waste Box
  • Inkjet and Toner Cartridges Zero Waste Box
  • Kitchen Gear Zero Waste Box
  • Kitchen Separation Zero Waste Box
  • Laminated Paper Packaging Zero Waste Box
  • Latex Paint Zero Waste Box
  • Light E-waste Zero Waste Box
  • LOCTITE® Anaerobic Adhesive Packaging Zero Waste Box
  • Luggage and Travel Bags Zero Waste Box
  • Mailing, Shipping and Packaging Supplies Zero Waste Box
  • Media Storage Zero Waste Box
  • Office Separation Zero Waste Box
  • Office Supplies Zero Waste Box
  • Organics Zero Waste Box
  • Outdoor Furnishings Zero Waste Box
  • Paint Brushes and Related Waste Zero Waste Box
  • PalletPak™ Bulk Lamp Recycling Zero Waste Box
  • Party Decorations Zero Waste Box
  • Pens, Pencils and Markers Zero Waste Box
  • Personal Care Accessories Zero Waste Box
  • Pet Products Zero Waste Box
  • Plastic Bottles Zero Waste Box
  • Plastic Cards Zero Waste Box
  • Plastic Grocery and Shopping Bags Zero Waste Box
  • Plastic Packaging Zero Waste Box
  • Plastic Sandwich Bags Zero Waste Box
  • Power Strips and Cords Zero Waste Box
  • Protective Eyewear Zero Waste Box
  • Safety Equipment and Protective Gear Zero Waste Box
  • Shoes and Footwear Zero Waste Box
  • Soda Capsules Zero Waste Box
  • Sporting Goods Zero Waste Box
  • Storage Containers Zero Waste Box
  • Stuffed Animals Zero Waste Box
  • Toys Zero Waste Box
  • Used Chewing Gum Zero Waste Box
  • Vitamin Bottles Zero Waste Box
  • VWR Pipet Tip Box Zero Waste Box
  • Water Filters Zero Waste Box

Did we miss an option for an easy disposal outlet in Sioux Falls? Let us know! Have something else you’re not sure about? Use our handy Where Do I Take This tool to search the database of local places you can recycle almost anything! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask us! We love to hear your questions and if it’s not listed in our database, your questions help us add it to the list for others to see.

17 May, 21

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