Solid Waste/Landfill

NOTE: STORM UPDATE:

The Landfill currently operating standard hours.
Due to safety concerns, the Citizen Campus will not be open 24/7 until further notice. The Citizen Campus will open and close in line with scheduled business hours. City garbage, recycling and yard waste cart collection will continue as normal.

UPDATE - 05-24-2022 - The Brookings Solid Waste division will be offering free dumping for Brookings County residents for storm damage through Tuesday, May 31st at the Brookings Regional Landfill. Free dumping will also be available for contractors (trees/branches that came from storm damage only) at the Citizens Campus – through Tuesday, May 31st.

Due to the large amount of debris created by the storm we are asking residents to haul as much as possible to the Landfill if they are able to help City crews with the process.

City Wide Storm Cleanup - Starting Monday, May 16th, City crews will be canvassing town to pick up storm debris that has been placed on boulevards/rights-of-way. Residents are asked to please place items parallel to the street on the boulevard and away from construction, light poles, standing trees, etc. Please do not place items in the street. Piles in alleys, yards, driveways, etc. will not be picked up.

The cleanup will follow the same rules as the City’s Annual Spring Cleanup with one noted difference; The City will not be limiting the tree/branch diameter for disposal. Trees must be broken down/cut so that city staff can handle and transport the pieces for disposal.  

We ask that residents separate garbage and branches/trees. Piles should not be mixed. Recycling materials and household waste should be placed in City of Brookings carts for normal pickup.  

For real-time tracking of cleanup status block by block please visit our Storm Cleanup Tracker at www.cityofbrookings-sd.gov/cleanuptracker

Please practice caution and give crews plenty of space as they continue cleanup of storm debris and trees. Please refrain from parking in front of piles to allow crews and cleanup vehicles access to items. We are working diligently to complete cleanup as quickly as possible. We appreciate patience and understanding at this time.

Responsibilities

Solid Waste, a division of the Public Works Department handles the operation of solid waste, landfill and collection services.

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