Spring Cleanup

General Information

The City of Brookings annually holds a spring clean up for the residents. This program allows the residents to place their rubbish, debris and branches in front of their home during a designated time period. This program is for anyone residing within the city limits. Commercial haulers and businesses do not have free access to dumping. The City of Brookings Public Works Department including: Street, Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Solid Waste Collection and Landfill Divisions work together to clean up the material set on the boulevards. The city will canvass the town one time only. All items must be placed at the boulevard. There is no alley pickup. Please make sure everything is on the boulevard to help reduce any damage from the use of heavy equipment.

Spring Cleanup Schedule | Hours

April 4, 2022 is the first day residents can start placing their items on the curb. All items must be out by Sunday, April 10.  City crews will start the curbside pick-up on Monday, April 11th. The city will be canvassing the town one time only.

Free Landfill Dumping

From April 4 through April 30, 2022, Brookings city residents may dump for free at the Landfill. Brookings residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free dumping by hauling as much of their smaller items to the Landfill as possible. This will allow city crews to focus on faster removal of the remaining large items. The City asks residents to remember all loads must be covered or a $10.00 fine will be assessed.

The City of Brookings Regional Landfill is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. 

The City of Brookings landfill regulations and recycling policies require more sorting of items placed on the curb. Your cooperation is critical to continue this project. Below is a list of items that will not be picked up from the curb:

  • Household refuse, place in green cart
  • Cardboard, place in recycling cart
  • Mixed piles will not be picked up
  • Grass/leaves, haul to the Landfill for free
  • Remodeling material/concrete
  • Paint, drop off during Household Hazardous Waste Event
  • Batteries/waste oil/chemicals/hazardous waste drop off during Household Hazardous Waste Event

Items that must be hauled to the Landfill for a fee:

  • Tires, fee based on size of tire
  • Refrigerators/freezers/AC, $12 each plus sales tax

Tree Branch Pick-Up

Please remember that tree trunks and branches should not be more than 12 inches in diameter and 12 feet long. They must be placed lengthwise on the boulevard (same direction as gutter line). The City of Brookings will not enter the residential property to pick them up.

View 2021 Spring Cleanup Flyer [PDF]

Residents are encouraged to listen to the radio to keep up with what section of town crews are in. Households must follow the guidelines that have been put in place, or their materials will not be picked up.

Schedule for Spring Cleanup curbside pick-up

SECTION 1: Railroad tracks to 6th Street and from Main Avenue to 16th Avenue

SECTION 2: Front Street to 6th Street and from Main Avenue to Western Avenue

SECTION 3: 6th Street to 11th Street and from Medary Avenue to Western Avenue

SECTION 4: 6th Street to 8th Street east of Medary Avenue

SECTION 5: Railroad Tracks to 6th Street from 16th Avenue to 22nd Avenue

SECTION 6: South of Railroad Tracks from Medary Avenue South to 22nd Avenue South

SECTION 7: Railroad Tracks south to City limits from Medary Avenue West to City Limits

Paint Exchange Program Postponed

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