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September 15, 2021

October 16: Solid Waste Division Hosting Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

MARK YOUR CALENDARS-OCTOBER 16, 2021 from 8am to 1pm



Time to get rid of old paints, aerosols, chemicals

RAPID CITY, SD--The City's Solid Waste Division will again host the popular Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event Saturday, October 16 at the Central States Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free to the public and encourages the public to bring many household hazardous waste materials for disposal.

            The City's Solid Waste Division last hosted the event in October 2019.  Similar to 2019, this year's event, which is supported by the Local Emergency Planning Committee, will also include a food drive.  The public is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items as admission to the event with the food benefitting Feeding South Dakota.

            "We try to host this very popular event every couple years,” said Torie Fields of the City’s Solid Waste Division.  “The hazardous household waste disposal event is an opportunity to get rid of materials and chemicals that have been sitting around the house, yard and garage.

            “The public can bring these items to the event for disposal.  We don’t want these items getting dumped down the drain or disposed of in the environment.”

            The event is for household items, and business or commercial items will not be accepted.  Acceptable items include aerosols; spot removers; pool chemicals; antifreeze; pest control chemicals; oil based paints/stains; lawn and garden chemicals; latex paint, household solvents; hobby chemicals and disinfectants.  Items not accepted include ammunition and explosives; agricultural chemicals; E-waste, medical waste, lead acid batteries; tires and clean and used oil.

            For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items and information, visit .