City of Pierre News

Posted on: March 2, 2017

Free Load Coupons Distributed in March

Free Load Coupons Distributed in March

PIERRE, S.D– To help jump start your spring cleaning efforts, the City of Pierre is distributing free load coupons with the March utility mailing.

A coupon entitles each residential utility customer to the free disposal of one small trailer or pickup-size load of waste at the City’s solid waste facility. Waste disposal at Pierre’s solid waste facility usually costs $43 a ton with a minimum charge of $12.90 plus tax.

“We do want to encourage our community members to clear out the junk around their yards and garages that builds up during the winter months,” said Val Keller, Solid Waste Manager. “This coupon is a just a little incentive to encourage people to keep Pierre looking clean.”

The coupons are intended for big items. Customers should continue to use garbage collection services for household waste.

The coupons are valid until November 30, 2017.

The City of Pierre’s solid waste facility processes all non-recycled solid waste collected in Pierre, Fort Pierre, Onida, Agar, Midland, Miller, Highmore, and Huron, as we as Hughes, Hand and Hyde Counties. In total, that amounts to about 24-thousand tons of trash each year.  Once baled at the city’s solid waste facility, that garbage is placed at our regional landfill outside of Pierre.

The solid waste department also offers electronic recycling options, a paint swap program, and a bicycle recycling program. Crushed asphalt and yard compost are also available for a fee.

For more information, visit cityofpierre.org.

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