Christmas tree drop off site opens Dec. 26; Household Hazardous Waste takes unwanted lights


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Need to get rid of that Christmas Tree or have some unwanted Christmas lights? The Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill and the Household Hazardous Waste Facility have some options.

Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 12, the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill will offer two sites for residents to drop off their real Christmas trees free of charge. The sites will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The sites will be closed on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The two drop-off sites are located at:

East Side: 1015 East Chambers Street

West of Cliff Avenue by the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Access is available from North Drive to East Ash Street to Chambers Street, and from North Cliff Avenue to Chambers Street. The driveway just west of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be the only access point.

West Side: 100 North Lyon Boulevard

West of W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Access is available from West 12th Street to North Lyon Boulevard, and from West Madison Street to North Lyon Boulevard. The driveway just north of the railroad crossing will be the only access point.

Large loads and commercial loads will not be accepted and must go directly to the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill. The customer must remove all accessories from the Christmas trees, including lights, ornaments, decorations, and stands. Artificial trees, bags, leaves, rubble, or household garbage will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill at 605‑367‑8162. General information regarding the Landfill, including hours of operation, rates, and materials accepted can be found at

In addition, residents from Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties may bring their broken or unwanted holiday lights to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at no charge for proper disposal. For more information about items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, see the website at or call 605‑367‑8695. A complete post‑holiday cleanup guide is available online at

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