The purpose of this board is to review the current waste stream of the users of the Sioux Falls landfill and investigate how the waste stream may vary in the future and analyze how current and future recycling efforts may impact on the waste stream; assess the availability of markets and potential markets for recyclable materials on the local, regional, and national scale, including collection sites, actual recycling operations, prices, and any related matters; develop plans for public education programs for waste reduction and recycling; develop plans and pilot projects to achieve waste reduction and recycling goals and provide economic, environmental, and social cost benefit analysis for each project; assess current ordinances and statutes and recommend appropriate changes; review and analyze alternative methods (other than landfilling) for disposal of "special wastes," i.e., hazardous waste generated by households and small-quantity generators, waste oil, tires, batteries, pesticides, and any other problem wastes, and make ongoing reports to the Mayor of its findings and recommendations.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend Solid Waste Planning Board meetings
Number of Members
Three members must be City employees: the Landfill Manager, the Sustainability Coordinator, and the Environmental Manager; two members must be representatives of the garbage hauling/recycling industry; one member must be a representative of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association; one member must be a representative of the business community who generates solid waste within the five county region served by the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill and who has no financial interest in the garbage/recycling industry; one member must be from the Minnehaha County Planning Office; three members must be citizens of the city of Sioux Falls who have no financial interest in the garbage/recycling industry. In addition, one member must be selected by each of the governing bodies of: Lake County, Lincoln County, McCook County, Turner County.
Residency/Registered Voter Requirement
Contact board liaison.
Summary of Duties
Review the current waste stream of the users of the Sioux Falls landfill and investigate how the waste stream may vary in the future and analyze how current and future recycling efforts may impact on the waste stream.