Location: The city Compost Site is located at 801 S Prairie Street
Regular hours of operation (weather permitting):
*Now OPEN on Mondays (3-6 pm)
Wednesdays (3-6 pm)
*The last day of the season to drop off approved items will be Saturday, November 18th.
*Hours for Mondays and Wednesdays will move to 3-6pm beginning Monday, November 6th, in recognition of Daylight Savings Time ending.
Weather Permitting: If it is raining or has rained within the past 24 hours the site most likely will be closed. The road leading back to the site gets very muddy and the likelihood of vehicles getting stuck is high. Check the Parks Facebook page, @HarrisburgParks, for updates on closures.
Proof of Residency: The city compost site is only open to Harrisburg residents: You MUST provide a utility bill showing proof of address to utilize the compost site. If you don’t have a copy of your water bill you may request one at City Hall during regular business hours.
Permitted and acceptable compost items: Leaves, grass, garden waste
Permitted and acceptable wood items: Trees, tree branches, and brush
We are NOT permitted to accept: plastic or paper bags (even though they are marketed as compostable/decomposable)
Additional Information: This is a supervised site, so please be aware of the times listed. The opening is contingent on the weather and road conditions at the site. Please check our website prior to coming.
Please Note: The city compost site is only open to Harrisburg residents: You MUST provide a utility bill showing proof of address to utilize the compost site. If you don’t have a copy of your water bill you may request one at City Hall during regular business hours.
CHRISTMAS TREE DROP-OFF
The City of Harrisburg Public Works offers a Christmas tree drop-off site for residents wishing to dispose of their real tree. Trees must be clean—no ornaments, lights, tinsel, or foreign materials. No wreaths or other greenery will be accepted due to wires and unrecyclable items. The January 2024 drop off dates will be posted in December 2023
Contact Jason at 605-498-4949 with additional questions.
Most licensed waste haulers within Harrisburg offer yard waste disposal. Additionally, Mueller Pallets located just outside of Harrisburg near Exit 73 offers free disposal of branches and other used wood products.
Mueller Pallets: http://www.muellerpallets.com/waste.php
Licensed Garbage Services in Harrisburg: https://harrisburgsd.gov/community/housing/
Novak Sanitary 338-7126
Waste Management 906-6036
A-Ok Sanitary 331-1103
Sioux Falls Sanitation 338-8055
Bolte’s Sunrise Sanitation 361-7936
R & S Sanitation 647-5371
Roo's Sanitation 498-1588