General Collection Information
The City of Brookings provides curbside pick-up for household garbage to the residents within the City limits. The City provides a 90-gallon green garbage collection cart for each home. If you are a new resident or are moving to a new home, please contact the Brookings Collection Department at (605) 693-3667 to request a cart.
If you live south of 8th Street South:
- Garbage and yard waste will be picked up on Mondays
- Recycling and yard waste will be picked up on Thursdays
If you live north of 8th Street South:
- Garbage and yard waste will be picked up on Tuesdays
- Recycling and yard waste will be picked up on Fridays
Hours of Operation
Garbage Collection's hours of operation are: 6:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Residents must have their garbage outside by 7:00 am.
Monthly garbage collection is $18.00 per month plus 6.5% sales tax, for a total of $19.17 per month. This is billed through Brookings Municipal Utilities. Additional carts may be requested at a cost of $3.50 per month plus 6.5% sales tax, for a total of $3.73 per month.
Green Cart Placement
On garbage collection day, your cart should have 3 feet of clearance on each side and at least 1.5 feet in the back to allow the arms on the collection truck to grasp the cart without damaging property. Please do not place your cart by the mailbox, trees, parked vehicles, trailers, boats or other objects. If we do not have proper room, the cart will not get picked up. During the winter months, please try to keep a spot cleared on either side of your driveway to place the cart.
Related Statute: Ordinance 40-10
On the day garbage is collected from your premises the cart should be placed on the parkway or the boulevard adjoining the premises. All garbage carts placed on the parkway or boulevard on the day of collection shall be removed the same day.
Materials Allowed in Green Garbage Collection Cart
The garbage collection cart is for household garbage only. Do not place the following items in the cart:
- Car batteries
- Hot ashes
- Oil products
- Paint cans (unless empty)
- Tree trimmings
- Yard waste material
Cart Odor Control
The City of Brookings Collection Service suggests you place household garbage in a plastic bag first, rather than loose in the cart. This will help control the odor in your cart.