Rapid City hosting household hazardous waste disposal event

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RAPID CITY, SD– The City’s Solid Waste Division will again host the popular Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event Saturday, October 12 at the Central States Fairgrounds.

The event, which encourages the public to bring many household hazardous waste materials for disposal, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The City’s Solid Waste Division last hosted the event in May 2017.  This year’s event, which is supported by the Local Emergency Planning Committee, will also include a food drive. The public is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items as admission to the event with the food benefiting Feeding South Dakota.

“The hazardous household waste disposal event is very popular and we try to host it every couple years,” said Torie Fields of the City’s Solid Waste Division.  “It’s an opportunity to get rid of materials and chemicals that have been sitting around the house, yard and garage. And the food drive is an added bonus for every one participating in the event this year.”

The event is for household items, and business or commercial items will not be accepted.

Acceptable items include aerosols; spot removers; pool chemicals; antifreeze; pest control chemicals; oil based paints/stains; lawn and garden chemicals; household solvents; hobby chemicals and disinfectants. 

Items not accepted include ammunition and explosives; latex paint; agricultural chemicals; LED acid batteries; tires and clean used oil.

For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items and information, visit https://www.rcgov.org/news/household-hazardous-waste-7087.html or call 605-355-3496.


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