2:15 p.m. Thursday Update:
City officials indicate the containers at the remote yard waste locations at Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium and West Boulevard North are overwhelmed with material. All available containers are being utilized. The public is advised to use the Rapid City Landfill to drop off tree limbs and branches. Drivers are advised to go through the gate and the scale house crews will guide drivers to the drop-off location at the Landfill. An additional option is to hold on to the material until next week when less activity is expected at the sites.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/October 13, 2021
CITY OFFERS OPTIONS
TO DISPOSE OF TREE LIMBS, BRANCHES
RAPID CITY, SD—With this week’s winter storm, which included heavy, wet snow and high, gusting winds, many homeowners experienced downed tree limbs and branches on their property.
The City’s Solid Waste Division is expecting considerable overflow of materials at the remote drop off yard waste sites located at Fitzgerald Stadium and West Boulevard North. Homeowners are encouraged to bring their tree limbs and branches to the Rapid City Landfill. There are multiple options at the Landfill to drop off tree limbs and materials, including containers available for public access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If using the remote yard waste sites, officials remind the general public to place materials inside the large containers and not on the ground.
City trash collection crews will not pick up free-standing or piles of tree limbs and branches left curbside. Curbside collection of disposable yard waste bags will continue until November 26. The public is advised to bundle smaller tree branches when using the yard waste bags.
For more information, contact the City’s Solid Waste Division at 355-3496.