Brown County Landfill’s free fall residential cleanup begins Friday

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- Now is the time to get rid of old furniture, scrap material and fallen tree branches.

The free residential cleanup at the Brown County Landfill begins Friday and continues through Sept. 11.

Drop-off is at the Brown County Landfill only weekdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The landfill is also open on Labor Day.

There are no fees charged during the fall cleanup. A limit of four car or pickup tires can be dropped off with any one load.

Items accepted include paint, trees, rubble, furniture, waste oil, antifreeze, appliances, scrap metal,, propane tanks, grass, leaves and other miscellaneous waste.

Landfill Manager Mike Scott stressed the need to cover and secure their loads with a tarp and straps as items often escape. It’s better to use more straps than a person feels are needed, he said.

Trailers should also have end or side gates to keep items falling out.

Fees apply for mobile homes and business and commercial waste. Visitors should use asphalt roads only when going to the landfill, which is at 13225 379th Ave. The recommended route is U.S. Highway 12 west out of town to 379th Avenue and then north.

While the Brown County Landfill has several residential garbage sites throughout the county, items for the residential cleanup should be brought to the landfill.