SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
Environment & Natural Resources

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523 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
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Waste Management Program

Waste Management Program

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Jim Wendte, Administrator E-mail
Waste Management Program Staff
Phone: (605) 773-3153
FAX: (605) 773-6035


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The Waste Management Program is responsible for the department’s regulatory efforts in the areas of solid waste, hazardous waste, and asbestos.  The office is also responsible for coordination of the state’s solid waste recycling efforts.


The Solid Waste staff regulate the disposal of solid wastes such as municipal garbage, tires, yard waste, construction and demolition debris, contaminated soil, and sludge.  The staff also issue solid waste disposal permits, reviews and approves plans and specifications, performs inspections of disposal sites, and investigates complaints pertaining to the improper disposal of solid waste.

The Interactive GIS Permitted Solid Waste Facilities Map is now available for information on permitted solid waste facilities located in South Dakota.


The Hazardous Waste staff is responsible for enforcing the state's hazardous waste rules and regulations. These management standards apply to generators and transporters of hazardous waste, used oil, and universal waste. The staff also enforces permitting requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Hazardous Waste staff provide technical assistance to regulated businesses and to state and local government to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.Special topics addressed by the hazardous waste staff include the management of spent fluorescent bulbs, used oil, electronic wastes, and clandestine meth labs.


The Asbestos Coordinator regulates the removal, storage, and handling of asbestos containing construction, renovation, and demolition debris. The Asbestos Coordinator also certifies asbestos workers and audits asbestos worker training courses.


The Recycling Coordinator promotes local recycling programs and provides assistance to the general public.  To see lists of various recyclers click on South Dakota Recycling Guide.  The Interactive GIS Recycling Facility Map is now available for information on recycling facilities located in South Dakota.


Information regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final rule for the management and disposal of coal ash.


Floodwater Sandbag Reuse and Disposal Guidance from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources.