Landfill Information

General Information

The City of Brookings holds a Subtitle D Landfill Permit, which includes a compacted clay liner and Leachate Collection System with a stormwater pond and all required monitoring wells. The landfill opened in October of 1993. The total cost to develop the new landfill was $2 million.

The Brookings Landfill serves parts of six counties that include Brookings, Deuel, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake and Moody. The population for this area is 45,000 people.

Hours of Operation 

The City of Brookings Regional Landfill hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:15 pm, and Saturday from 8:00 am to 11:45 am. The Landfill will be closed Saturdays in January and February. For holiday hours, please review the landfill calendar.

Starting January 1st 2020 landfill loads should be covered

Landfill Items Need to be Tarped/Secured

Implemented  January 1st, 2020 all uncovered loads brought to the Landfill will be charged an additional $10 fee. All items that could potentially blow out/ fall out on the roadways need to be secured. The change was implemented to prevent garbage blowout and pollution caused by items blowing into roadways, fields, and ditches. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


Scavenging is not allowed at the City of Brookings Regional Landfill. Once the material has entered the gate it cannot be removed. This is a State of South Dakota requirement.

Compost Material

The City of Brookings Regional Landfill has compost available at no cost to the residents. The compost material is part of our yard waste program. The material is screened in the fall and can be used for flower beds, gardens and seeding of small areas of grass. The material can be mixed with black dirt when planting a whole yard.

Lumber & Trees

The landfill accepts clean lumber and trees. These are ground up for wood chips and hauled to Sioux Falls and burned at a local corn plant. If your lumber or wood has been treated with stain or any other chemical it needs to be dropped off in the household area.

Tire Disposal

The City of Brookings Regional Landfill accepts tires for disposal. The tires are recycled by New Deal Tire out of Groton, South Dakota. Please check the landfill fees page for the different costs of tire disposal.

Metal / Appliance Disposal

The City of Brookings Regional Landfill accepts metal for disposal. The metal is baled and recycled by Dakota Recycling & Transport from Volga, South Dakota. Appliances with coolant/Freon must be placed in a separate area, so the contractor can remove all coolant/Freon. The customer is not required to remove the coolant/Freon from refrigerators or air conditioning units.