City of Yankton offices including City Hall are closed to the public; however, staff is available to assist residents by phone, email, or through online services.  Regular garbage and recycling collection are not impacted.  Police, fire and other emergency services continue to operate as normal, with only minor safety precautions affecting their day to day operations.  The Yankton Community Library and the Summit Activity Center are also closed.  The City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance temporarily closing on-site services at some businesses and limiting public gathering.  For a guide to closures and full text of the ordinance, visit

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

City Wide Cleanup

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Yankton Citywide Cleanup Cancelled for 2020

The annual Yankton Citywide Cleanup, previously scheduled to begin on April 6th, 2020, has been postponed indefinitely. Also, there is NO free drop off. Free drop off at the Transfer Station scheduled March 21st through April 18th has also been postponed. The decision was made so that the Public Works staff can focus on critical services. Garbage and recycling collection will continue as scheduled. 

As concerns about the transmission of COVID-19 reduce in the coming weeks and months, discussions about rescheduling this event may occur.  


The following type of materials may be disposed of at no additional charge for residents on the city garbage routes:

  • Tree branches - no longer than 10'
  • Wood products
  • Metal items
  • Minimal concrete

If you are on a city garbage collection route, city crews will pick up the materials if you follow these steps:

  1. Separate materials by type into piles.
  2. Piles must be placed at the street curb on the day that your regular garbage is picked up. Items will not be picked up in alleys.
  3. Piles must be placed directly in front of your property and not in front of adjacent neighboring property.
  4. Tree branches shall be no longer than 10' in length.
  5. Garbage cans set out for normal collection must be set away from piles and left in alleys.

City of Yankton Tree Trimming Guide

This service is only available for residential customers on the regular city garbage collection routes.

The following materials cannot be picked up by city crews.

Information for disposal of these items is provided below.

  • Grass clippings and leaves
    Grass and leaves may be disposed of at the transfer station free of charge throughout the summer. They will not be picked up by city crews during citywide cleanup. Grass clippings and leaves must be free of cans, paper, and other debris.
  • Old records, files, cans, and clothing
    These materials can be considered regular garbage and be disposed of or recycled with the routine garbage throughout the year.
  • Newspapers, cardboard, plastics, tin and aluminum cans, and magazines
    Please recycle these items free of charge throughout the year. If you are on the city garbage collection route you may separate and set these items out with your routine garbage. Everyone in Yankton County including businesses may recycle these items free of charge by bringing the items to the transfer station. For more information on Yankton's single stream recycling program, go to our Recycling Page.
  • Tires, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, motor oils, or automotive-type batteries
  1. Tires, refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers must be taken to the transfer station and a fee will be charged.
  2. Motor oil may be taken to the transfer station and disposed of free of charge at any time.
  3. Automotive-type batteries may be dropped off at the Battery Exchange on West Highway 50 or Yankton Metals at 1405 Bill Baggs Road.
  • Paints, thinners, painting oils, and other house hold hazardous waste.
    It is best to use these materials up or give them to someone else that need them. Paints, thinners, and related items are considered hazardous waste and may not be disposed of at the transfer station. Any disposal procedures or plans will be advertised when developed.
  • Construction, demolition debris, old buildings, etc.  Concrete or bricks from sidewalks, patios, and landscaping may be disposed of free of charge if kept separate from other waste and brought to the transfer station.  Construction debris and large amounts of rubble from building demolition of garages, storage sheds and housesmay be taken to the transfer station at any time and a fee will be charged.

For further information, contact the City of Yankton Street Department at 668-5211.

Thank You
For helping to make Yankton a safer and more attractive community

Please keep your street trees trimmed

Adam Haberman, Public Works Director 
416 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251