Click here to access the full Sioux Valley Dakota Nation DRAFT Waste & Recycling Plan.
This is the plan for implementing a long-term, comprehensive community Waste & Recycling Program for Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. Once implemented, this program will enable SVDN to manage and recycle all waste in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.
This plan includes an outline of the approach SVDN proposes to take, a listing of materials, equipment and people we will need, as well as a proposed timeline and costs so that we will be ready to implement that plan.
Recycling & Waste Management to Date
Currently there is no official recycling or organic waste diversion in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation (SVDN). Individuals and some institutions have been unofficially diverting recyclables and taking them themselves to places that will accept recyclables.
Current Waste Management Facilities
The community landfill that is currently in use is near end-of-life. It has been in operation for approximately 10 years. There are also three legacy dump sites and two illegal dump sites. Waste is collected according to a regular weekly schedule.
AREA OF FOCUS
Engaging the community
Review & discuss Plan. Add details. Community & school presentations & meetings
Review & improve Plan annually
Reducing and reusing
Develop school curriculum
Work with Diner to change takeaway containers
Open swap “store”
Review & improve
Choose staff; begin operations; begin training
Continue operations & training; supplement staff with Work Opportunity Program (WOP) participants & summer students; develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Managing external agreements
Secure agreements with PROs
Prepare & ship materials
Consider MTSA with nearby WMF
Creating recycling & waste boxes and stations
Build & distribute household boxes
Set up Drop-off points
Repair & replace community & household boxes, as needed
Implementing waste management system
Choose and purchase equipment & supplies
Build Transfer Station and Implement collection & waste management
Begin in-vessel composting
Build Sorting Station
Monitoring current and legacy waste sites
Choose monitoring company
Take & send samples for analysis annually