CITY RESIDENTS TURN IN TON AND A HALF
OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN RECYCLING EFFORT
Solid Waste officials impressed with community response
RAPID CITY, SD--City Solid Waste officials are commending residents for their efforts at recycling strings of lights during the holiday season. A total of 3,310 pounds - more than a ton and a half - of holiday lights were recycled.
"It was a huge success," said Jancie Knight, Project Administrator and Community Outreach Coordinator for the City's Solid Waste Division. "That is an impressive amount of material that was recycled and kept out of our landfill."
The Solid Waste Division placed recycling containers at 10 locations in Rapid City beginning around Thanksgiving and continuing until last Friday (January 31).
"We want to thank everyone who turned in their non-working strings of lights and recognized the importance of recycling in this effort and the impact of recycling during the entire year, " said Knight. "We also appreciate the willingness of the local businesses to host the containers and contribute to the success of the program this year."
Containers were placed at three Ace Hardware locations, two Family Fare stores, Boyd's Drug Store at Baken Park, Western Dakota Tech, the Rapid City Public Library, City Hall and the MRF Office Building at the Landfill.
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