Wood waste grinding soon will begin at 301 North Lyon Boulevard. As a result, the City will permanently close the public branch drop-off site, located near the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds south entrance, this Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. For safety reasons, citizens are asked to stay away from sites where wood waste grinding is occurring. Closing the site will allow for more efficient grinding operations.
Public branch drop-off sites still are open at the following locations:
- Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill (26750 464th Avenue): Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
- 1000 East Chambers Street (next to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility): Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
- 69th Street and South Cliff Avenue (access to this site is from 69th Street): Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
The wood waste from the grinding operation is not available to the public. However, wood mulch is available to residents at no charge at the three open public drop-off sites. Because residents are responsible for loading their own mulch, please bring bags, trash cans, shovels, or other items needed to load and transport the mulch.