Waste Management Program - Solid Waste

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The Solid Waste Program is responsible for regulating storage, treatment, and disposal of solid waste in the state of South Dakota. In addition, the office provides technical assistance, issues permits, conducts solid waste facility inspections, and investigates solid waste disposal complaints.

Picture of baled refuse at the Southern Missouri balefill Picture showing compost being turned at the Brown County landfill Picture showing construction of the new Pierre landfill

Baled refuse being placed at the

operating face of the

Southern Missouri balefill.

Compost  being turned at the Brown County landfill.

Construction at the new

Pierre landfill.

For information about obtaining a permit, or for information on the regulatory requirements that pertain to Solid Waste, visit the South Dakota Environmental Permitting and Regulation Guide.


For assistance in the form of grants and loans for solid waste site closure, site development, recycling, waste tire pile cleanups, and  other projects, contact the Water and Waste Funding Program at (605) 773-4216.


For information about Yard Waste or Animal Composting click here or contact the Solid Waste Program at (605) 773-3153.

If you have any questions, contact Jim Wendte by e-mail or by calling (605) 773-3153.