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Posted on: March 10, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Spring Cleanup Curbside Pick-up Coming in April

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For over 50 years, the City of Brookings has hosted a spring cleanup that allows residents to place their rubbish, debris, and branches in front of their homes during a designated time period. The City of Brookings Public Works Department including: Streets, Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Solid Waste Collection and the Brookings Regional Landfill work together to clean up the material on the boulevards.

This year, the first day that residents can start placing their items on the curb is Monday, April 5th and all items must be out by Sunday, April 11th. 

City crews will start the curbside pick-up on Monday, April 12th. The city will be canvassing the town one time only.

Free dumping at the landfill will also be available during this time. The Landfill will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. April 5th through April 30th. Special Saturday hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 10th. The last day of free dumping at the Landfill will be Friday, April 30th, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 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 curbside items. The City asks residents to remember all loads must be covered or a $10.00 fine will be assessed.

Yard-waste should be placed in residents’ brown yard waste carts or be brought to the Citizens Campus  which is located at the landfill and open 24 hours a day. The Citizens Campus will open March 20th. Yard waste cart curbside pickup will begin on April 5th. 

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 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

The Annual Paint Exchange Program originally scheduled for April 9th, 2021 at the Brookings Regional Landfill will be postponed due to concerns related to COVID-19. A new date for the program will be announced at a future time.

If residents have any questions, they can call the Brookings Solid Waste Department at (605) 693-3667 or visit the Landfill Webpage

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