To brake or not to brake?
This has been the question that residents of Sioux Falls face when it comes to placing trash cans in homes across the city.
For years, Sioux Falls City Ordinance 57.022 banned the placing of curbside garbage cans, but an April 2020 emergency ordinance authorized the curbside placement of cans during the COVID-pandemic. 19.
This emergency order expired last April and curbside placement was once again banned.
But now the city is considering re-authorizing curbside placement and recently conducted a trash placement and collection survey on its website to gauge community interest in overturning the ordinance.
The results of the survey are now available.
More than 4000 people answered a series of questions:
Q) Before this survey, did you know that garbage cans cannot be placed on the curb on collection day?
Q) Do you think curbside placement should be allowed or prohibited in Sioux Falls?
- Allowed – 58.38%
- Forbidden – 33.24%
Q) Why do you think the sidewalk should be allowed? (First three answers)
- Convenient for the carrier – 88.34%
- Safer for the carrier – 71.75%
- I don’t mind seeing cans on the curb – 71.75%
Q) Why do you think the sidewalk should be banned? (First three answers)
- Wind can blow on cans – 90.63%
- Can be difficult for some to take cans to brake – 76.84%
- Dislikes the appearance of cans on the curb – 74.34%
Q) Should carriers be able to decide where containers should be placed for collection?
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