March 18th - April 15th: Free item drop-off at the Transfer Station (Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
March 25th: Items may be placed curbside.
April 3rd - 7th: Curbside Collection
The following type of materials may be disposed of at no additional charge for residents on the city garbage routes:
- Tree branches - no longer than 10'
- Wood products
- Metal items
- Minimal concrete
If you are on a city garbage collection route, city crews will pick up the materials if you follow these steps:
- Separate materials by type into piles.
- Piles must be placed at the street curb on the day that your regular garbage is picked up. Items will not be picked up in alleys.
- Piles must be placed directly in front of your property and not in front of adjacent neighboring property.
- Tree branches shall be no longer than 10' in length.
- Garbage cans set out for normal collection must be set away from piles and left in alleys.
This service is only available for residential customers on the regular city garbage collection routes.
The following materials cannot be picked up by city crews.
Information for disposal of these items is provided below.
- Grass clippings and leaves
Grass and leaves may be disposed of at the transfer station free of charge throughout the summer. They will not be picked up by city crews during citywide cleanup. Grass clippings and leaves must be free of cans, paper, and other debris.
- Old records, files, cans, and clothing
These materials can be considered regular garbage and be disposed of or recycled with the routine garbage throughout the year.
- Newspapers, cardboard, plastics, tin and aluminum cans, and magazines
Please recycle these items free of charge throughout the year. If you are on the city garbage collection route you may separate and set these items out with your routine garbage. Everyone in Yankton County including businesses may recycle these items free of charge by bringing the items to the transfer station. For more information on using the River City Recycling Program go to our Recycling Page.
- Tires, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, motor oils, or automotive-type batteries
- Tires, refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers must be taken to the transfer station and a fee will be charged.
- Motor oil may be taken to the transfer station and disposed of free of charge at any time.
- Automotive-type batteries may be dropped off at the Battery Exchange on West Highway 50 or Yankton Metals at 1405 Bill Baggs Road.
- Paints, thinners, painting oils, and other house hold hazardous waste.
It is best to use these materials up or give them to someone else that need them. Paints, thinners, and related items are considered hazardous waste and may not be disposed of at the transfer station. Any disposal procedures or plans will be advertised when developed.
- Construction, demolition debris, old buildings, etc. Concrete or bricks from sidewalks, patios, and landscaping may be disposed of free of charge if kept separate from other waste and brought to the transfer station. Construction debris and large amounts of rubble from building demolition of garages, storage sheds and housesmay be taken to the transfer station at any time and a fee will be charged.