RC Solid Waste to hold Free Tire Disposal Week

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Have some old tires taking up space? Next week is your chance to get rid of them for free.

Starting Monday, Rapid City Solid Waste is hosting a Free Tire Disposal Week at the landfill. The usual $240 per-ton disposal fee will be waived for residents of Rapid City, Box Elder, New Underwood, Hill City, Black Hawk and Piedmont.

The hope is the week-long event will ensure tires make it to the landfill, where they belong.

“We really encourage everyone to bring in their tires so they can kind of stay out of the environment,” said Rapid City Solid Waste Social Media Coordinator Ria Harper. “We don’t want them in the fields or on the side of the roads.”

The last time the city hosted a tire disposal event was in October 2018 where more than 341 tons of tires were brought in, which is about 28-thousand tires.

This year’s event runs from Monday, September 27th through Saturday, October 2nd.

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