Hazardous Waste: Where To Take It In Sioux Falls
Say you just finished a painting project at your home. You purchased extra paint, keeping in mind spillage that may occur or in case the job required multiple coats.
Now that you have applied all the necessary coats of paint and your project is finished, you realize that you have half a can leftover.
You can save this excess paint for future touchups, by tightly sealing the lid, or, if you don’t want to leave it sitting around the garage for the next year, you can dispose of it.
Some paint and painting materials are considered hazardous. Oil base paints, mineral spirits, paint thinners, shellacs and varnishes—all of these are deemed hazardous. These particular products should be disposed of carefully and properly.
So, what are your options?
We recommend that you take any leftover or old paint to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Sioux Falls.
Located in northeast Sioux Falls, the Household Hazardous Waste Facility’s goal is to make it as convenient as possible for you to properly dispose of household hazardous waste materials, such as paint, chemicals, automotive fluid, electronics, batteries and more.
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility deems “hazardous waste” as any material that can be harmful to your health and the environment, unless properly used, stored, or disposed of. Containers holding hazardous waste will commonly include words on their labels such as “caution,” “warning,” “danger,” or “flammable.” They may be corrosive, caustic, reactive, flammable, or toxic.
The Sioux Falls Household Hazardous Waste Facility offers drop-off services Tue-Sat.
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1015 E. Chambers St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Hours of Operation
T-F: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Not all paints need to be disposed of in this manner. Some types, like water based paint, are not considered “hazardous” and can be left out to dry and then thrown away in the trash. We recommend, if the container is reusable, that you clean it out and recycle it.
More information about the Sioux Falls Hazardous Waste Facility, including a list of the products they accept as hazardous materials is available at SiouxFalls.org/Green.
We hope your painting projects go well and that you will be responsible when disposing of your leftover painting products. Thank you for your consideration, from the entire staff here at Norberg Paints.