Summer Heat

As the summer is heating up, we are hoping to keep you cool. That is why we are dedicating July to Summer Energy Awareness! We will be posting great tips all month long on how to reduce your energy bills. These saving tips will be online at but to get some of the big ones out of the way check out our 5 Ways to Save this Summer document below!

Energy Conservation
Pet Waste

Pet Waste Program

The secret is out that pet waste, when not picked up, is a form of pollution. The issues that result from improper pet waste disposal can have serious implications when it finds its way into local lakes, rivers, and streams. Click the link below to learn more about pet waste, the issues it causes, and how the City is working to reduce this pollutant.
Pet Waste Program
Animal Waste Information

Only Rain to Drain

Report illicit discharge of pollutants to the City storm sewer system...

Stormwater Hotline

Only Rain to Drain - Stormwater Hotline
green pledge

Green Pledge Registration

The Green Pledge Program is a way for residents to show their commitment to living sustainably. This program provides residents an outlet to receive information on how to save money, lower their environmental impact, grow within the community, and live a healthier lifestyle. Sign-up today and help us make Sioux Falls an even greater community!
Take the Green Pledge
Green Pledge Brochure

Fats, Oils and Grease

Sioux Falls residents declare war on the Grease Menace. Every home generates fats, oils and greases in their food preparation and cooking. The worst place to dispose of this grease is down the drain. This material is one of the most common causes of sewer blockages, backups, and overflows. Protect your family and your neighbor’s property and health by helping us reduce the amount of fats, oils and grease disposed to the sanitary sewer.
Grease Menace Education Brochure

Water Quality

The City of Sioux Falls with the Central Big Sioux River Watershed coalition developed a Water-Quality Master Plan. This master plan is tool intended to be a watershed-scale, decision-support model to facilitate prioritization and placement of Best Management Practices within the watershed that are the most cost effective and provide the greatest water quality benefits.
Water Quality Master Plan
Water Quality Pollutant Concentrations
Water Quality Pollutant Loadings

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

With Spring Cleaning in full swing, remember that the Household Hazardous Waste Facility accepts household chemicals like automotive fluids, household cleaners, lawn chemicals, home improvement products, and now all batteries. They even recycle electronic devices too!
Household Hazardous Waste
Hours of Operation
Disposal Guide List

What We Do

The Public Works Environmental Division is a small but dedicated team of environmental professionals committed to providing leadership in environmental management while continuing to provide the highest level of service to our customers and community. The Environmental Division also works to educate Sioux Falls on environmental matters through its Leading Green Initiative. Together this team’s charge is to protect and enhance the Sioux Falls environment through the management of responsible and reasonable local codes, standards and  educational programing.

How We Do It

We achieve our goals by administering and managing a variety of programs focused on environmental areas of concern. Major programs administered or managed by the Environmental Division are the Industrial Pretreatment Program, Recycling Program, Stormwater Program and Sustainability Program (Leading Green). Our division also provides environmental assistance, regulatory and administrative services to our customers in the following areas: air quality, biosolids, brownfields, environmental assessments, groundwater, hazardous waste, pollution prevention, risk management, solid waste, surface water quality and spill prevention. Our activities are performed in a manner to help ensure that the City and our regulated community comply with the appropriate environmental standards with the goal to protect the environment and reduce environmental liabilities. Successful compliance is achieved through teamwork, public education, technical assistance, inspections, self-audits and code enforcement.

The City of Sioux Falls through its Environmental Division is committed to promoting environmental responsibility as an organization as well as emphasizing environmental awareness to all interested parties and stakeholders.

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