Community Cleanup Week set for April 18-23 in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City’s 51st annual Community Cleanup Week is scheduled for April 18-22, which leaves only a couple weeks for homeowners to clean out their garages, attics and closets.

During the week, fees will be waived for disposal of many items at the Rapid City Landfill Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and the annual community cleanup is set for Saturday. There will be no admittance to the Landfill for cleanup items on Saturday, and regular paid access will be on Saturday, April 23 from 7 a.m. to noon.

Community Cleanup Day will include hundreds of volunteers armed with plastic bags combing through parks, along ditches, drainage areas, fence lines and neighborhoods in the community picking up trash. Additionally, the day will consist of teams collecting trash and other items and leaving them curbside at their respective cleanup areas for collection.

“The Landfill will be available Monday through Friday of Cleanup Week with fees waived for disposal of many items,” said Solid Waste Outreach Coordinator Ria Harper. “It’s a great way to get rid of a lot of items around the home and yard and in the garage.”

The waived fees will be available Monday through Friday for private pickups, cars and small trailers, but not for commercial vehicles. All loads must be secure, and the Landfill will not accept Freon-based appliances and there will be a fee for disposal of tires.

“This is a great way to help clean up our community,” said Harper. “It’s a great community service project for groups, especially youth groups and teams, as well as getting groups and teams from businesses together to spend a few hours during the week or on a Saturday morning cleaning up an area of town.”

Volunteer groups and individuals can sign up to help clean up public spaces. Trash bags will be provided and interested groups are encouraged to email Ria Harper at to determine available spaces.

For more information about Cleanup Week, you can contact the Rapid City Solid Waste Division at 355-3496.

Other areas in the Black Hills are also having Clean Up Weeks.

Deadwood Clean Up week is May 9-14. For more information, click here.

Sturgis Clean Up week is May 2-6. For more information, click here.

Spearfish Clean Up week is April 22-24. For more information, click here.

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