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Karl Merbach:

Phone: (605) 355-3496

Fax: (605) 355-3092

Physical Address:
5165 South Highway 79
Rapid City, SD 57701

Mailing Address: 
300 6th Street
Rapid City, SD  57701

Landfill Hours: 
Monday - Saturday
7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Saturday Winter Hours:
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Administrative Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Current News and Information


Want to know where to dispose of items that does not belong in the landfill? Download our FREE My Waste App through the Apply Store or Google Play. Or review the following link to look for your questionable item.  How What and Where - Recycling in Rapid City Book revised 2015

Used Oil Disposal: Follow link for proper handling of waste oil disposal.


SDDIA document

When the wind kicks up the new Citizen Campus will continue to stay open for business. 

The Rapid City Solid Waste Division will provide safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly waste services for the community.
  • Provide superior customer service by being financially responsible and efficient in our collections and disposal of trash and recycling.
  • Protect our environment with innovative procedures and environmental compliance.
  • Encourage and respect employees and emphasize safety.
  • Continually accomplish our mission statement through commitment and teamwork.
  • Explore and implement new and innovative practices and manufacturing processes.


Residents using city utility bill for landfill usage:

You must provide a current Rapid City utility bill that includes city garbage collection service in order to receive one free entry into the Landfill. Example


 Curbside Collection

Transfer Stations


  Yard Waste and Recycable Drop Off Locations

Remote site yard waste schedule

 Yard waste is allowed for free at the landfill year round.



Landfill Rates
Credit Application
Asbestos Notification Form (Manifest)

Landfill Gas Utilization


Event Recycling Program: Groups wanting to offer recycling at their event click on link to request containers. Containers will be provided free of charge.

Recycling Facility


 Rapid City's World Class Recycling Facility









Contact Us 

Debris and Pick Up in City Right-of-Ways     

Rapid City Garbage and Refuse Ordinance

Utility Rate Relief Program