October 11, 2019

(Update: Access Route Explained) Solid Waste Division Hosting Hazardous Waste Disposal Event October 12

The City's Solid Waste Division will host a household hazardous waste disposal event October 12 at Central States Fairgrounds The City's Solid Waste Division will host a household hazardous waste disposal event October 12 at Central States Fairgrounds (City File Photo/Darrell Shoemaker)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS-OCTOBER 12

CITY SOLID WASTE DIVISION HOSTING

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL EVENT

Time to get rid of old paints, aerosols, chemicals

around house, yard and garage

(ACCESS ROUTE FOR PUBLIC TO THE EVENT) Participants attending Saturday's Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event at the Central States Fairgrounds are advised to use Lacrosse Street and enter the event using the Fairgrounds grandstand gate entrance off San Francisco Street.  Do not access the Fairgrounds using Cambell Street or the Red Barn gate entrance to the Fairgrounds off Lacrosse Street to gain access to the event . Drivers are also advised to stay in their vehicles at the event and workers will collect both the waste items and the food drive items.

            The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairgrounds and is hosted by the City's Solid Waste Division. (Original release with additional details is below).

RAPID CITY, SD--The City's Solid Waste Division will again host the popular Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event Saturday, October 12 at the Central States Fairgrounds.  The event, which encourages the public to bring many household hazardous waste materials for disposal, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

            The City's Solid Waste Division last hosted the event in May 2017.  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.

            "The hazardous household waste disposal event is very popular and we try to host it every couple years," said Torie Fields of the City's Solid Waste Division.  "It's an opportunity to get rid of materials and chemicals that have been sitting around the house, yard and garage. And the food drive is an added bonus for every one participating in the event this year."

            The event is for household items and business or commercial items will not be accepted.  Acceptable items include aerosols, auto repair products, concrete cleaners, disinfectants, fuels, fungicides, hobby chemicals, household solvents, lawn and garden chemicals, mercury, oil-based paints/stains, pesticides/insecticides, pest control chemicals, pool chemicals, residential weed killer, roofing tars, spot removers, antifreeze and wood preservatives. Items not accepted include ammunition/explosives, agricultural chemicals, commercial waste, industrial waste, radioactive waste, latex paint, E-waste, medical waste, LED acid batteries, tires and clean used oil.

            For more information, visit https://www.rcgov.org/news/household-hazardous-waste-7087.html or call 605-355-3496.   

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Thank you,

Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator

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