March 26, 2024

City Seeks Volunteers and Teams for Community Cleanup Week April 22-27

A team of volunteers from the Rapid City Public Library clean Cliffside Park and along Highway 44 during the April 2023 Community Cleanup Week. A team of volunteers from the Rapid City Public Library clean Cliffside Park and along Highway 44 during the April 2023 Community Cleanup Week. (City File Photo/Shoemaker)

CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS AND TEAMS FOR COMMUNITY CLEANUP WEEK APRIL 22-27

**Fees relaxed for Landfill disposal of many items April 22-26

**Annual community clean-up day set for April 27

RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Solid Waste Division is organizing volunteers and teams to help clean up public spaces as part of next month’s City-Wide Cleanup Week.

            This year’s 53rd annual City-Wide Cleanup Week is scheduled for April 22-27. Highlights of the week include fees waived for disposal of many items at the Rapid City Landfill Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the annual community cleanup set for Saturday of cleanup week. There will be no admittance to the Landfill for cleanup items on Saturday. Regular paid access from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

           Community Cleanup Week activities last year included nearly 2,000 volunteers armed with plastic bags combing through parks, along ditches, drainage areas, fence lines and neighborhoods in the community picking up tons of trash. The City will provide trash bags and interested groups are encouraged to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to determine available spaces.

            “It’s a great community service project for groups, especially youth groups and teams,” said City Solid Waste Outreach Coordinator Ria Hannon.  “It’s also a great opportunity for getting groups and teams from businesses together to spend a few hours during the week or on a Saturday morning cleaning up an area of town. It’s a great way to help clean up our community.”

            Volunteers and teams can collect trash anytime during Cleanup Week with the main focus set for Saturday, April 27 when teams fan out across the community to collect trash and items and leave them curbside at their respective cleanup areas for collection

            Hannon said the week-long event is a great way for homeowners to spruce up around the home.

            “Cleanup Week is always a great way to get rid of a lot of items that have piled up around the home, in the yard and in the garage.”

             The relaxing of fees will be available for private pickups, cars and small trailers Monday to Friday of Cleanup Week but not commercial vehicles.  All loads must be secured.  The Landfill will not accept Freon-based appliances or hazardous waste items or paint and there will be a fee for disposal of tires.

            For more information about Cleanup Week, contact the Rapid City Solid Waste Division at 355-3496.

 

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