March 16, 2021

'Name The Garbage Truck' Contest Hosted by City's Solid Waste Division


Solid Waste Division hosting

contest to name nine trucks;

Winners announced during Public Works Week

RAPID CITY, SD—The City’s Solid Waste Division is inviting the public to participate in a ‘Name The Garbage Truck’ contest.

                The contest includes submission of entries through April 4 followed by public online voting among the top 25 name selections in mid-April.  Nine winners will be announced during National Public Works Week May 16-22 and they will be invited to the Rapid City Landfill in June to place the magnetic signs on the trucks. Contest prizes will be provided by the Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department and the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, future home of The Monument.

                “We want to give the City’s garbage trucks names and we are encouraging and tapping into the creativity of local residents to provide us with some great suggestions,” said Jancie Knight, City Solid Waste Outreach Coordinator.  “The contest is open for children, youth and adults and there are some really neat prizes for the winners, plus the opportunity to place the magnets on the trucks.”

                Solid Waste Division officials encourage the public to participate in the contest. Suggestions can be submitted online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message the Rapid City Solid Waste Division Facebook page with the submission.  For questions or additional information, contact the City’s Solid Waste Division at 355-3496.

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