Sioux Falls expanding free landfill program for more city residents
Yearly freebie for waste disposal will be tied to driver's licenses
Sioux Falls will expand a decade-old program that gives residents a free pass to the landfill, with hopes that more people will take advantage of the program.
“If we can get more participation, that just means a cleaner city,” Landfill Superintendent Donny Kuper told the City Council Tuesday.
The city has sent out landfill passes to residents for 10 years. Those passes allow households to make one free trip to the dump, where they can get rid of up to 10,000 pounds of waste. The cards have been sent out in the spring and have been good to use from April to September.
But Kuper said the program hasn’t been as effective as it could be because the passes were sent only to people who were signed up with an account for a Sioux Falls utility. That meant many people who are living in multi-family residences weren’t receiving passes because they didn’t have a utility account.
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