Rapid City remote yard waste sites collect ‘tons’ of material on first day

RAPID CITY, SD — Monday was the first day for placement and public use of the large, green containers at the city’s two remote yard waste locations and Solid Waste officials indicate the containers collected tons of material… literally.

Solid Waste Division crews hauled away 32 loads of yard waste material Monday from the two remote locations at Fitzgerald Stadium and West Boulevard North to the Rapid City Landfill. The 32 container loads included 46.98 tons of yard waste material – paper sacks of grass, leaves, clippings, tree limbs and branches, and garden wastes. Several large containers are placed at each site.

“With the nice weather this past weekend, it’s clear there was a lot of tree trimming, raking and sprucing up of yards and areas in the community,” said Jancie Knight, Solid Waste Division outreach coordinator. “Our crews were kept busy hauling the big containers in and out of the remote locations all day Monday and very early Tuesday morning.

The remote locations were opened Monday and will be open through November. In addition to yard waste, the remote locations also include containers for mixed recycling, cardboard and newspapers.

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