The City of Brookings plans to continue the Curbside Spring Cleanup Program while utilizing precautionary safety measures to protect waste collection employees. City-wide, residents can start placing rubbish, debris, and branches on the boulevards in front of their homes beginning April 1st through April 12th. To minimize potential COVID-19 exposure, the City asks that no items be placed on the curb after April 12th to allow time for spring cleanup items to be untouched for a couple of days before being handled by collectors. With the impact to the City’s operations, the timeline for pick up may take a little longer than in years past. Also, for the safety of City employees, residents should continue to utilize their green and blue carts for household refuse and recycling, and refrain from placing it with their spring cleanup items.
The Brookings City Landfill is currently closed to the public. Due to the closure, free dumping at the landfill which was originally scheduled to start on April 1st will now begin on April 6th. Individuals who haul their items to the landfill should practice social distancing and refrain from entering the Landfill office. Brookings residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the free dumping by hauling as much of their smaller items to the Landfill as possible. This will allow City crews to focus on the removal of the remaining large items. The City thanks residents for their continued cooperation and patience during this time.
If residents have any questions, they can call the Brookings Solid Waste Department at (605) 693-3667 or go to www.cityofbrookings.org.