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Sioux Falls Provides Free Drop-Off For Electronics

December 27, 2013, 5:21 PM by Leland Steva

Sioux Falls Provides Free Drop-Off For Electronics

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility just off North Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls lets people drive up, drop off their electronics or unwanted hazardous materials, and drive off. The building sees an increase in old TVs and computers after the holidays, but it's not its busiest time of the year.

Out with the old, in with the new. While the lines at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility aren't quite the same as Black Friday, there is a spike in people dropping off their old items.

"A couple days after Christmas we get a pretty big influx of TVs. A lot of times people are upgrading from the holiday season, so people get a lot of the new equipment and brings us the old stuff. We usually see a big influx from December 26th all the way up to around January 10th," Sustainability Coordinator Jamison Reginek said.

The facility gets around 5,000 pounds of discarded electronics daily after the holidays. This resource is funded by the area landfill, so it doesn't cost the people in the five surrounding counties any money or much time.

"This is a perfect place to bring it to. Not only are we able to take it for free, we actually have you sit in your vehicle and we'll unload the entire thing for you," Reginek said.

"She got some new TV's and I got the glories of carrying the old honking ones out," Drew Consand said.

Consand brought his aunt's old televisions to the facility and was impressed with the process.

"The city makes it really easy.  Just pull up, scan your driver's license, and drop your stuff off," Consand said.

Tia Esser dropped off old computers and monitors on Friday.  She likes the ease of the process as well as helping Mother Nature.

"Keeping the environment clean and just doing the right thing with our garbage essentially. We're concerned about that," Esser said.

This program diverted nearly two million pounds of materials from the landfill last year.

Traffic is also expected to pickup once spring cleaning begins.

"Actually our busiest time is in the springtime and then about April through May is usually a really busy time, sometimes all the way to June. We usually have a little bit of a dip in July and August when it gets a little bit too hot for people, but then we have a pick up usually around September, October, but in general it stays busy year round," Reginek said.

The Facility is open Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

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