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Where do I set my garbage and recycling?
The garbage and recycling needs to be brought to the end of your driveway.
What time should I have our garbage/recycling set out?
All garbage/recycling should be set out by 6:00am on the day of collection.
What are your office hours?
Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
What are the hours of the Recycling building?
Monday - Friday 8 - 12 and 1 - 5. Saturday 8 - 12.
Where is your facility located?
Head East on 6th St just past the Swiftel Center. Take the first left on 34th Ave. We are approximately 1/2mi North on the East side of the road.
What if I have extra garbage or need an extra pickup?
Extra garbage and special pickups will be taken for an additional fee. Just call our office the day before trash service to schedule the extras and/or special pickup to be taken. Extras and special pickups will be left unless we have received a phone call granting permission to take them. Please call for scheduling.
How do I dispose of larger items such a couches or televisions? Is there any charge?
Larger items will be picked up the same way as extras or special pickups. There is an additional cost, so please call to get the cost of a specific item, as the prices vary.
Can I pay my bill online?
Yes, you can click the online bill pay link here
Do you take credit cards and are there any fees?
We proudly accept Visa and Mastercard; there are no fees and it only takes a couple minutes of your time.
What sizes are dumpsters and rolloffs available in?

1 1/5 yard
2 yard
3 yard
4 yard
6 yard
8 yard

10 yard
15 yard
20 yard
30 yard

Both are available on either a temporary or permanent basis please call for pricing and availability

What is the fuel and material surcharge for?
The basic price our company charges covers operating costs-labor, supplies, insurance, energy, etc. - plus a profit. The fuel surcharge is needed to pay for the increase in costs due only to the higher cost of diesel fuel and other petroleum based products while oil prices are very unstable.
Do we buy aluminum cans?
Is glass accepted?
Do you do shredding?
Yes, we offer confidential shredding available at our recycling facility at $.25/lb. Call to set up an appointment to bring yours out today! More information can be found on the shredding page.


Cook's Wastepaper and Recycling | 1026 34TH Ave, Brookings, SD 57006-6525 | Phone: (605) 693-3363