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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.
     Steve Trash the Rockin' Eco Hero will be making his way back to Rapid City Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17, courtesy of Ace Steel & Recycling, Rapid City Solid Waste and the Adoba Hotel. Steve will be visiting ten elementary schools in 5 days, he will be performing a 45 minutes magic show in relation to the very important subjects of Reduce - Reuse - Recycle and Sustainability. He is very entertaining and the students and teachers enjoy his show very much.
Schools Steve Trash will be visiting:
          Robbinsdale Elementary, Canyon Lake, Hermosa, Valley View, South Canyon Elementary, St Elizabeth Seton, Wilson Elementary, Horace Mann, Vandenberg Elementary and Pinedale Elementary.
Thank you Ace Steel and Recycling for making this event happen.
     When the wind begins to kick up the landfill will stay open.
     The new Citizen Campus is open for business.

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   Rapid CIty Recycling and Collections Brochure 

  Updated Household Hazardous Waste Product Disposal 

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.


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


 Curbside Collection


Garbage and Recyclables  

Collection Rates

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule 
RECYCLING Alley Collection Schedule
Toxic and Special Waste Disposal


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



Recycling Facility


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     Rapid City Garbage and Refuse Ordinance

Utility Rate Relief Program