Transportation of Ash Wood Now Allowed
In May 2018 in an effort to slow the spread of the tree-killing emerald ash borer (EAB), City officials restricted the movement of ash wood within city limits between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
“Now that Labor Day has arrived and the EAB beetle is no longer actively moving, people can safely transport ash wood within the city limits and quarantine area until Memorial Day 2019 without fear of spreading the infestation,” says Kelby Mieras, Parks Operations Manager.
Three drop-off sites are available for people wishing to dispose of ash wood.
27163 471st Avenue
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 7 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday.
46868 Sands Street
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday.
There is no fee for disposal of wood products at this site. For additional information, please call 605-368-2440.
Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill
26674 464th Street
Seasonal hours of operation can be found online at www.siouxfalls.org/public-works/landfill.
Cost for disposal of wood products is $10 per ton of debris or $5 per truckload.
The emergency plant pest quarantine imposed last May is still in effect and restricts people from moving ash wood outside of Minnehaha County and portions of Turner and Lincoln Counties.
For more information on EAB and the quarantine area, visit the City’s website at www.siouxfalls.org/EAB.