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Firework Safety and Disposal

The 4th of July is coming up and many of us celebrate with fireworks. While fireworks can be fun, they can also be very dangerous. It is important to follow your local laws regarding use and firework safety guidelines .

At Novak Sanitary Service, safety is our #1 operating value.  We strive to assure complete safety of our employees, our customers and the public in all of our operations. Protecting from accident or injury is paramount in all we do.  Please use, store and dispose of fireworks safely.

Used Fireworks

Please pick up firework debris after it has cooled, and according to the National Council on Fireworks Safety, “Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and placing in a metal container away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.” After soaking them overnight, keep them wet by double wrapping them in a plastic bag, then you can place them in your garbage can.

Unused Fireworks

If you have unused fireworks you no longer want, here are three options for to consider:

  1. Give them away to someone who will safely use them or safely store them.
  1. Store them safely. First check their expiration date.  If they haven’t expired, keep them in a cool, dry place, out of reach from children, and away from all appliances and anything flammable.
  1. Area residents are encouraged to take duds and unused fireworks to the Sioux Falls Household Hazardous Waste Facility for safe disposal.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility
1015 E Chambers St
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
Phone 605-367-8695

Hours:
Tuesday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This free service is available to individual residents of Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner counties in South Dakota.


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