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The City collects compostable materials curbside on the same day as your garbage collection at a cost of $4 per month for the months of April - October. A special green compost cart is required and one can be purchased through the city at a cost of $70. If compost collection service is discontinued and later you decide to re-establish service, a fee of $20 plus the $4 per month charge will be assessed to your account. Compost carts will be collected only street side, no alley collection.
No plastic bags will be allowed in the compost cart. City ordinance requires compost carts to be removed from the street side after collection. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
A drop-off site has been established for the disposal of grass clippings, garden waste, leaves and other soft compostable materials. It is located at 1400 West 8th Avenue, next to the Street Department Shop. The drop off site will be open Spring through the Fall, depending on weather, everyday. To check the status of the drop off site, please see: www.cityofmitchell.org/sanitation. No branches are accepted at this location. Branches can be taken to the Mitchell Regional Landfill. There will no longer be an onsite attendant, the site will be monitored by cameras. In case of an emergency please contact the police department at 995-8400.
You may also take leaves and compost free of charge to The City of Mitchell Regional Landfill. The hours of the Landfill are Monday- Friday 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM and Saturday 8 AM –1 PM. The Landfill is open Tuesday evenings until 7 PM through the end of October.
No commercial dumping of leaves grass clippings and garden waste (soft compostable material) allowed at this site. Commercial dumping is allowed at City of Mitchell Regional Landfill free of charge.
Any questions call 995-8465.
Tree branches are considered garbage and should be cut up and placed in your garbage cart for collection or hauled out the landfill. There will be a charge for tree branches disposed of at the landfill. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
Paper, cans and other typical household trash are allowed in the container. Large items should be flattened to save space. Do not over-stuff the cart. In the interest of container cleanliness, we encourage you to use plastic bags for wet garbage and to occasionally wash out your container with a garden hose. Only material placed in the cart will be collected. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
The city will provide to our customers a special collection for oversize items once a year in the spring. You may also take these items to the landfill. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
We do not accept large quantities of dirt, large rocks, oil, gas, paint, hot ashes, furniture and remodeling or demolition debris. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
You may either place the cart in the street next to the gutter or shovel a place on the boulevard for your container to set on the day of collection. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
You may purchase a $1 sticker to be placed on an occasional extra bag of garbage for collection. If you find that this happens too often you may need to request a larger cart or multiple carts for the extra material. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
Consult the garbage route map to determine the day of the week your area of the city will be collected. Garbage, compost and recyclables will all be collected on the same day. Download the
Carts that fall under normal use are repaired or replaced by the city. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
Just leave your garbage cart at your current address. When you notify utility billing of your move we will make sure you will receive the container you requested. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
You should have your cart placed street-side by 7:30 a.m. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
The city will provide you with a dumpster or another special collection for this extra material for an additional fee. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
The City of Mitchell does not provide alley collection.
If you have driveway access to the street, place it in the corner of the drive next to the street. If you do not have driveway access to a street place it in the boulevard. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
Place rinsed plastics, glass and cans directly in the blue bin. These materials do not need to be kept separate: they are sorted at the Center. All papers may be placed loose in the container. Only shredded paper is to be placed in clear plastic bags. No other plastic bags are accepted. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
Corrugated cardboard is thick cardboard mostly used for boxes, you can identify it by its "squiggly" center core. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
Plastic bottles, tubs, and jugs. Plastic water bottles and pop bottles are common and recyclable. Plastic jugs of milk, juice, and laundry detergents are acceptable.
-Chemical, Oil or Paint Containers
-Hoses, Cords, VHS and Cassette Tapes
Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
Yes, cereal, potato chip, and cake boxes are accepted with corrugated cardboard. Please remove any plastic bag inserts from cereal and cake mix boxes. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
No, window pane, drinking glasses, perfume, Pyrex coffee pots and light bulbs are all different types of glass which have a different melting point. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
Break-down and stack any cardboard that does not fit in the container and place it next to the container. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
It is preferred if you do but it is not required. Flatten any containers included in the recycling program to save space in your recycling bin. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
It is not necessary to remove labels. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.
If you have a large quantity of recyclable materials or are not currently on a collection route, you may drop items off at the center. Please call 605-995-8448 for more information.
All households should have a bin, if you do not have or you need an extra bin, please contact the Recycling Center. Your recycling bin stays at your current residence, if you move, do not take the bin with you. Leave it for the next recyclers who move into your house. If your bin is damaged please call the center to obtain a replacement. Put the blue bin curbside on your scheduled trash pickup day, recyclables will not be picked up in the alleys. Be sure everything is out by 7:30 a.m. Please call 605-995-8465 for more information.