City-Wide Clean-Up

During the year, the City has two City-Wide Clean-Up weeks; one is scheduled in the spring, and one is scheduled in the fall. The Fall Clean-up is typically scheduled Monday through Friday, the first full week of October.  The Spring Clean-up is typically scheduled Monday through Friday, the first full week of May.  However, these dates may change depending on weather conditions. Watch our Facebook page for more information and updates .
During this time, you can place larger, unwanted items out curbside, and the Public Works Department will pick them up on your regular trash day. Please read the information below to see what types of items will/will not be picked up.

The following items are accepted during the City-Wide Clean-Up:  
White Goods:  Metal, Appliances, Bicycles, etc.
Wood:  Untreated Lumber only - NOT branches, leaves, or construction materials that have been treated.
Rubble:  Furniture, Building Materials, etc.

Yard Waste:  Public Works asks for yard waste can be taken to the Rubble Site year-round, free of charge, with proof of a City of Sturgis utility account.  Additionally, yard waste can be taken to the Yard Waste & Recycling Collection area located near Exit 32 at no charge for residents.

 We will not pick up:   
Liquid Paint, Batteries, Chemicals, Hazardous Materials such as Oil, Pesticides, etc., and Tires.  Tires may be taken to the Rubble Site by the resident during normal business hours year-round.  Charges do apply depending on the size of the tires.
Batteries and Used Oil. Batteries can be left in the designated area at the Exit 32 recycling area. Used oil may be dropped off Mon-Thurs from 7:00am - 3:00pm at the Public Works campus at 1057 Dudley Street.
Electronics such as Televisions and Computers cannot be accepted at the Rubble Site. Please place them in your normal garbage tote to go to to the Belle Fourche landfill with all other household trash.


  • Please have all your items out by 7:00am on the day your trash is normally picked up
  • All items must be piled in their respective category/pile in the right-of-way (curbside) adjacent to your trash tote.  We will not enter private property to pick up items.
  • Appliances must have a signed EPA form attached, and all freon must be drained from freezers and refrigerators, etc.  An EPA Form is available here or can be picked up at the Public Works Office or Rubble Site.
  • Do not block access to your garbage tote with any items.

Each category of items will be picked up by separate trucks.  Crews typically follow your regularly scheduled pick-up day, but please consider that crews may run early or behind schedule. 

Please  DO NOT  place any items in the right-of-way that you do not want to be picked up. The City of Sturgis will not be held responsible for any missing items during the City-Wide Clean-Up.

If you are unsure how to dispose of an item, please call the Public Works Department at 347-3916 during regular business hours of 6:00am - 3:00pm Mon-Thurs, and 6:00am - 10:00am on Fridays.
The Rubble Site is open from 8:00am - 4:45pm Mon-Sat.