Storm Recovery

Parts of Sioux Falls sustained damage from severe storms that moved through the area. Since then, our teams and an army of volunteers have helped to clean up structural and tree debris throughout Sioux Falls. Please check back for updates and recovery information.

  • Do NOT drive around barricades. If you do, you are subject to a ticket (fine).
  • As you survey your property for possible damage, be aware of your surroundings. Please call 211 to report any damage whether it is on your property or in the City right-of-way.
  • Be on the lookout for hidden hazards such as hanging debris and downed power lines. Please note: If there is a flag by a downed power line, it has already been reported and responded to. If you don’t see a flag or if the power line is arcing, please call 911 immediately to report.
  • Use common sense and exercise caution.

Tree Debris Removal Information

Tree Debris Removal Information

The City of Sioux Falls continues to remove fallen trees and large limbs that fell from or landed in the public right-of-way as a result of Thursday’s storm. The public right-of-way includes the sidewalk, boulevard, and street.

If a tree or large limb from private property has dropped onto the public right-of-way, City crews will cut the debris at the house side of the sidewalk and clean the debris up to the cut.

Any damaged trees or debris that are in an owner’s yard are the responsibility of the owner and will not be removed by the City. Free drop-off locations are available to assist people with cleanup. Do not add debris from private property to the public right-of-way. Please call 211 if you would like to request help from volunteers.

Free Drop-off Locations:

The City will be waiving tipping fees for storm related debris through June 30.

Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill

26750 464th Ave
Hartford, SD 57033
Monday-Saturday: 7:30am to 5pm

Tipping Fees will be reinstated starting Friday, July 1, 2022.

12th & Lyons

Wood debris only
100 North Lyon Boulevard
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
behind Taco Bell
Monday-Sunday: 7:30am to 8pm
Residents can enter from 12th street

Final day of operations will be Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Mueller Pallet

Wood debris only
27163 471st Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Monday-Friday: 7am - 5pm and Saturday 7am - 12pm

Mueller Pallets is open year-round except for major Holidays.

Storm Recovery Tips, Information & FAQS

Individuals and businesses are responsible for clearing tree debris in their yards. Branches and trees can be taken to any of the three free drop-off sites for disposal. Loads for the 12th & Lyons location and Mueller Pallet do not require a tarp. Any loads going to the landfill must be tarped. 

  • The City will be waiving tipping fees through May 22, 2022.
  • You will still have to tarp your load when bringing debris to the landfill.

Sioux Falls Regional Sanitary Landfill

  • Monday-Saturday 7:30am to 5pm
  • 26750 464th Ave, Hartford, SD 57033

12th & Lyons

  • Wood debris only
  • Monday-Sunday: 7:30am to 5pm 
  • 100 North Lyon Boulevard behind Taco Bell
  • Residents can enter from 12th street

Mueller Pallet

  • Wood debris only 
  • Monday - Friday: 7 am - 5 pm, Saturday: 7-12
  • 27163 471st Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

 

The City is working to address boulevard trees and branches that have fallen into the public right-of-way. (See the Tree Debris Removal graphic for help.)

  • Clear away dirt, debris, small tree limbs, and rocks from the saw's chain path. Look for nails, spikes, or other metals before cutting.
  • Shut off the saw or engage its chain brake when carrying the saw on rough or uneven terrain.
  • Keep your hands on the saw's handles and maintain secure footing while operating the saw.
  • Proper personal protective equipment should be worn when operating a saw. This includes hand, foot, leg, eye, face, hearing, and head protection.
  • Do not wear loose-fitting clothing.
  • Be careful that the trunk or tree limbs will not bind against the saw.
  • Watch for branches under tension; they may spring out when cut.
  • Gasoline-powered chain saws should be equipped with a protective device that minimizes chain saw kickback.
  • Be cautious of saw kickback. To avoid kickback, do not saw with the tip of the saw. If equipped, keep a tip guard in place.
Remember your neighbors, friends, and family when working on clean up. Call the Helpline Center at 211 to get connected with resources and volunteers if you need additional assistance.

The City of Sioux Falls continues to remove fallen trees and large limbs that fell from or landed in the public right-of-way due to the storm on May 12, 2022. The public right-of-way includes the sidewalk, boulevard, and street. See the tree debris removal graphic above for more information. .

If a tree or large limb from private property has dropped onto the public right-of-way, City crews will cut the debris at the house side of the sidewalk and remove the debris up to the cut.

Please do not add debris from private property to the public right-of-way. Any damaged trees or debris in an owner's yard are the owner's responsibility and will not be removed by the City of Sioux Falls. Free drop-off locations are available to assist people with cleanup.

Tree Debris Removal Information

Customers have several ways to report their outage, including the following:

  • Download the Xcel Energy mobile app available on iOS and AndroidOnline at www.xcelenergy.com/out
  • Text OUT to 98936 to report an outage, or text STAT to the same number to check the status of a power outage.
  • Call 1-800-895-1999 and follow the prompts in the automated system. This option enables customers to report outages in less than 60 seconds. Once the cause of the problem is identified, the system or an Xcel Energy representative will provide customers with an estimated restoration time.

It is essential to report your power outage so that your provider can identify all areas and residences needing assistance.

If there is a flag by a downed power line, it has already been reported and responded to. If you don’t see a flag or if the power line is arcing, please call 911 immediately to report.

Use common sense and exercise caution.

If a broken branch has fallen on an electric wire and it is arcing and sparking, call 911 immediately. If it is not arcing and sparking, please report the issue to Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999.
If you need assistance with debris cleanup, please reach out locally to neighbors, friends and family, etc. If you are still in need of assistance please call the Helpline Center at 211 for more support.

Yes. Please follow the safety guidelines from Sioux Falls Fire at Open Burn Guidelines

The City of Sioux Falls has a list of licensed residential contractors and tips on hiring a contractor. Visit Hiring a Contractor for information. Parks and Recreation have information on licensed arborists with the City of Sioux Falls at Licensed Arborists.

The Better Business Bureau recommends:

  • Only hire contractors or arborists licensed within the City of Sioux Falls, bonded, and insured.
  • Don't pay for services until work has started.