Sturgis City-Wide Clean-Up slated

STURGIS – Sturgis Public Works crews are getting prepared for the 2023 Sturgis Fall City-Wide Clean-Up Week.

This year’s dates are Oct. 2-6, however these dates are tentative and may change depending on weather conditions, said Sturgis Public Works Director Rick Bush. 

During this time, residents can place larger, unwanted items curbside and they will be picked up by the Public Works Department on regular trash day, Bush said.

Residents should have items curbside by 7 a.m. on the day your trash is normally picked up.

All items need to be piled in their respective category/pile in the right-of-way (curbside) adjacent to your trash tote. Crews will not enter private property to pick up items, Bush said.

Appliances must have a signed EPA form attached and all freon must be drained from freezers and refrigerators, etc. (EPA Form is available here .

Bush encourages residents not to block access to your garbage tote with any items. And don’t place any items in the right-of-way that you do not want picked up. 

Bush encourages people to follow the rules for what will and will not be picked up by the Public Works crews.

Following are guidelines for what will be picked up: 

  • White Goods: Metal, appliances, bicycles etc. (all appliance must be free of any freon or contaminants and must be accompanied by a EPA Form ).
  • Yard Waste: Grass, leaves, small branch piles (if piles are larger than a normal pick up load additional fees may apply. In addition, all yard waste can be taken to the Sturgis Rubble Site year-round, free of charge, with proof of a City of Sturgis utility account or dropped off at the Yard Waste & Recycling Collection area located near Exit 32).
  • Wood: Untreated Lumber (treated lumber will not be accepted)
  • Rubble: Furniture, Building Materials, etc.

Following are guidelines for what will NOT be picked up: 

  • Liquids – No liquids will be picked up to include paint, chemicals, hazardous materials such as oil, pesticides, etc. 
  • Tires – No tires will be picked up or taken to the Rubble Site by any resident during normal business hours year around.
  • Batteries - No batteries will be picked up or taken to the Sturgis Rubble Site during normal business hours. 
  • Used Oil - Used oil can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works campus 1057 Dudley Street, Sturgis. 
  • Televisions and Computers – Neither televisions nor computers will be picked up or will be accepted at the Rubble Site. Place those items in your normal garbage tote, they will be taken to the Belle Fourche landfill with all other household trash.

If you are unsure of how to dispose of an item, please call the Public Works Department at 347-3916 during regular business hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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