Sioux Falls opening drop off sites to manage emerald ash borers

September 21, 2023

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The City of Sioux Falls is urging private property owners to manage their ash trees as emerald ash borers spread across Sioux Falls. Two drop-off sites for leaves and branches will be free and open to the public starting this weekend.

The two sites are located at Lyon Boulevard, near the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, and Chambers Street, near the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Hours of operation for both sites are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

The sites will be open until Sunday, November 26.

Emerald ash borers were first discovered in Sioux Falls in 2018, which is when the City of Sioux Falls developed a response plan.