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Sioux Falls City Council passes new garbage ordinance

Sioux Falls City Council passes new garbage ordinance
Sioux Falls City Council passes new garbage ordinance
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 9:17 PM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The Sioux Falls City Council has approved a new garbage pickup ordinance.

The council approved a new ordinance Tuesday night requiring all commercial garbage haulers to offer at least two levels of service: curbside and valet.

Council members in favor of the change say it will allow residents to decide whether to leave their trash cans by the curb or next to their house.

The city’s original ordinance prohibited curbside pickup. Officials lifted that restriction during the early days of the pandemic to make it easier for garbage haulers. When the rule was reinstated, the city was met by a wave of confusion from residents, many of whom were never aware that the curbside pickup ordinance existed. Councilors said they hope the new ordinance simplifies trash pickup for both residents and haulers.

The ordinance passed 6-2. Councilors Greg Neitzert and Pat Starr were the only votes opposed.

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