Christmas tree drop-off sites now open

RAPID CITY, S.D. — While many Rapid City residents may want to extend the holiday season for as long as they can, others have already begun their post-holiday clean-up.

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Christmas tree drop-off sites are at Fitzgerald Stadium and West Boulevard North

There is already a sizeable pile of Christmas trees at the Fitzgerald Stadium  drop-off site.

If you’re planning to dispose of your tree or wreath that way, the Rapid City Solid Waste Division just asks that you remove all the decorations and not bag the tree.

The city will then turn the trees and wreaths into compost, which benefits area gardeners and keeps them out of the landfill.

In addition to Fitzgerald Stadium, residents can drop trees at the recycling location at West Boulevard.

Christmas tree drop-off sites will be in place through the end of January.