SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
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Solid Waste

Solid Waste - Waste Management Program

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The Solid Waste Section 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.

From left to right: Construction of a new cell at the Rapid City landfillCompost windrows at the Freeman Restricted Use Facility.

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.

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