February 22, 2022

City Announcing Changes in Landfill Hours of Operation Effective February 28



Hours of operation to change February 28;

Labor shortage causing move to fewer

hours of operation

RAPID CITY, SD—The Rapid City Landfill will be adjusting its hours of operations effective next Monday (February 28), according to officials with the City’s Solid Waste Division.

           Effective next Monday, the facility will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday for residential and commercial use, with gates closing at 3:45 p.m.  On Saturdays, the Citizen Campus will be open from 7 a.m. to noon for residential use only.

            “The changes are being made because of our employment situation, a lack of staff,” said Assistant City Public Works Director Kristen Hasse.  “We had numerous vacancies at our Landfill facility and in our Solid Waste Division for many months and now vacancy numbers are in double digits.  These vacancies show no signs of being filled any time soon.  The duties have been spread out among other workers to meet the demand. While our staff is doing a fantastic job, we can’t continue.

“It’s clear that we need to make some changes and we’ve decided to adjust our hours of operation in order to give some relief to our team.  Our hope is that residents will understand and show support to our hard-working crews.”

            Officials expect the changes in facility hours will remain permanent.  The change in landfill hours will not affect the City’s residential trash collection routes or days of collection.

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