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Photo of downtown Brookings, South Dakota where Cooks Waste operates their business.

Residential Services

Cook's Waste provides safe and reliable residential services in portions of 8 eastern South Dakota counties: Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Hamlin, Kingsbury, Lake and Moody. To learn if Cook's provides residential collection services in your area, visit the Service Area page or send us an email.

Visit the Schedule page to lookup your Residential Pickup Schedule.

In the City of Brookings, residents receive their waste collection services from their city government.

Set Out Instructions

  • Place materials out by 6AM on your collection day.
  • Only place approved items in each container.
  • View Schedule page to see what holidays may impact service.
  • Do not overfill the container and keep the lid closed to prevent littering.
  • Place containers at the end of your driveway and leave 3 feet between container and other objects.

Notify Cook's of Extra Materials In Advance

When you have trash that will not fit into the container, contact us at least one workday before your normal collection day. There may be an extra charge for these additional items.

Call 605-693-3363 or email us.

Residential Garbage Pickup

Container Types and Sizes

  • 95 Gallon Cart (holds seven 13 gallon kitchen bags)
  • Rear Load Dumpster Sizes (link to commercial page)

Please bag all acceptable trash items and tie the bag before placing into the container.

Photo of Cooks Waste 95 gallon residential trash bin.

Trash - Acceptable Items

  • Non-hazardous household waste
  • Pet waste, double bagged
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) cups, plates, packing materials

Trash – Unacceptable Items

  • Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Batteries, rechargeable
  • Dirt, rocks or gravel
  • Electronics
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW)
  • Liquids
  • Medical waste and pharmaceuticals
  • Sharps or needles
  • Tires
  • Wood waste
  • Yard waste

Residential Recycling

Cook's service area is very large and not all services are available in every area. In the areas where residential recycling is available, most residents are asked to place acceptable recycling items UNBAGGED and loose in a lidded container. 

Recycling – Acceptable Items


At Cook's Waste we understand that everyone's budget is different and that's why we offer different billing options:

  • Monthly - 12 times a year
  • Bi Monthly - 6 times a year
  • Quarterly - 4 times a year

Customers receive their invoice on the 1st of the month and payments are due by the 20th. Payments can be made by mail, phone or online. We accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

 Photo of a Cooks Waste employee giving a thumbs up out of the window of his Cooks Waste garbage truck.
Call Cook's Waste:
1026 34th Avenue,
Brookings, SD 57006