Paperless Landfill Pass Expands to Five-County Area

Published on May 23, 2024

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: The City of Sioux Falls is reminding residents they have until December 31, 2024, to use their free pass to the Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill. The annual free landfill pass program gives one pass to each household across the landfill’s five-county service area.

In 2023, residents in Sioux Falls were the first to test a new paperless landfill pass. Starting this year, all eligible households in the landfill’s service area across Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties have switched from a postcard to a paperless pass. Last year was also the first time those in multifamily housing, like apartments and townhomes, could participate.

With the new paperless system, landfill staff scan a current driver’s license or state ID to confirm an address. The program allows residents to use their passes any time of the year instead of expiring on a specific date.

“Having a free pass to the landfill is a big deal for families. We want to make it easy for anyone in the service area to take a trip to the landfill,” said Don Kuper, Landfill Superintendent. “There’s no more rush to get here before a pass expires. There’s no more driving all the way to the landfill and forgetting the postcard on the kitchen counter.”

Residents who have moved or have a driver’s license or state ID that does not match their current address can bring in a piece of mail to confirm their current address. Examples of qualifying mail include a utility bill, pay stub, or rent receipt. Mail must match the name on the driver’s license or state ID, be less than three months old, and be printed and not handwritten.

For more information about the landfill pass and a full map of the landfill’s service area, visit

Important reminders when planning a trip to the landfill:

  • Tarp or tie-downs are required. Loads that are not properly secured will have a $30 fee.
  • The landfill accepts:
    • Construction/demolition debris
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Mattresses/box springs
      • Limit total of two pieces of any combination with a free pass.
        Additional mattresses and box springs will be charged at the current rate.
    • Yard waste/trees/brush
      • Treated or untreated ash tree wood, logs, and branches can be disposed of anytime. For more information about the emerald ash borer, visit
    • Tires (no rims and 20 inches or less)
  • The landfill does not accept:
    • Hazardous waste and electronics. These items can be dropped off at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility (1015 East Chambers Street).

      Products that contain words like “caution,” “warning,” “danger,” or “flammable” on the label likely contain hazardous material. They may be corrosive, caustic, reactive, flammable, or toxic. Visit the website for details.

  • Check the recycling guide. Some items may be acceptable to recycle instead. Visit for details.


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