October 16, 2019

Solid Waste Division Launches New Website & Logo; Goal To Boost Recycling Numbers

The City Solid Waste Division's new logo. The City Solid Waste Division's new logo.



New containers, more awareness with goal of boosting recycling #'s

RAPID CITY, SD--The City's Solid Waste Division this week is launching a new website and logo, actively promoting their line of services and products with an overall goal of increasing recycling in the community.

            The new logo features a blue and green Earth-shaped symbol surrounded by the well-recognized three chasing arrows recycling symbol. Inside the symbol are a row of trees next to a roadway, a bulldozer, a garbage container and a bag of recycling.

            "We are launching our new website with the goal of making it easier for the public to access important information about the City's Solid Waste Division," said Steve Pauli, Solid Waste Superintendent.  "This effort includes a new logo, new tools in the recycling effort and the ability for the public to get information in an easy, one-step process."

            Officials encourage the public to visit the new website at rapidcityrecycles.org .

            Among the new features on the website is a map search enabling homeowners to determine their curbside trash and recycling pickup day.  Homeowners can also register to receive e-mail alerts about their curbside pickups and access a 'What Goes Where?' portal to determine how to dispose of particular items, including household waste, recyclable materials, yard waste, hazardous waste, construction items, bulk metal and bulky items.  In addition, contact and other important information about the City's Solid Waste Division is easily accessible with the new website.

            A main emphasis of the new website is to promote and increase recycling among Rapid City residents.  Currently, the average recycling participation for Rapid City residents is 10-14 percent and Solid Waste officials would like to see overall participation rates increase to 30-35 percent which is achieved in some areas of the City. In the first eight months of this year, the City's Solid Waste Division has diverted 47,000 tons of material.

            The Solid Waste Division is also replacing the current  recycling containers, transitioning from the 35-gallon containers to 65-gallon containers at no additional cost to residents.

            For more information, contact the Solid Waste Division at 355-3496.


Thank you,

Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator

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