The Watertown Regional Landfill will open the 4th Avenue SW Yard Waste Drop-Off Site starting on Monday, October 5th. The end date is subject to change depending on weather conditions.
The site will be open and staffed the following days during non-holiday weeks: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. During the holiday week, the site will be closed on Monday, October 12th. However, during that week, the site will be open on Wednesday, October 14th.
The 4th Avenue site is open between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Watertown residents may use this site free of charge for disposal of leaves, grass, garden vegetation, bushes, and branches. Tree limbs up to 6 inches in diameter and 6 feet in length are also accepted. The branches must be placed on the ground in the appropriate area. Disposal will only be permitted during the hours of operation on days that the site is staffed.
At the site, residents will dump their yard waste out of their containers or bags into dumpsters provided by the city. Residents using 95 gallon yard waste containers will unload them from the vehicle and the Landfill staff will dump them using a rear-load truck. Only loads containing yard waste in bags or containers will be accepted at the Yard Waste Drop-off Site. Loose yard waste loads that require shoveling are required to unload at the Landfill.
During this time, the Landfill also accepts yard waste and branches free of charge from Watertown residents. The Watertown Landfill is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM through 4:00 PM. The Watertown Landfill is located three miles south and one mile east of the intersection of U.S. Highways 81 & 212.
There is no charge for residential yard waste and branches brought to the Landfill if the resident brings a current Watertown Municipal Utility bill. Those people that do not have a current Watertown Municipal Utility bill will be charged the appropriate tipping fee.
All vehicles hauling solid waste to the Landfill or the yard waste drop-off site are required to be adequately secured or covered to prevent any scattering of solid waste. Entering the Landfill with an uncovered load will result in a charge of twice the normal tipping fee for the incoming load.
General information regarding the Landfill including location, hours of operation, container repair, and rates is located on the City’s website at www.watertownsd.us.
Watertown Regional Landfill Staff