Rapid City Clean Up Week begins Monday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Beautify Rapid City; that's the goal of the annual week designated to help clean up the town.

Making it's return for a 48th year, Rapid City Clean Up Week starts Monday and runs through Saturday.

Not only is the week promoted to get people to spruce up their property; it also is a time when groups volunteer to clean up public spaces.

During the week, the Rapid City landfill offers free disposal of household trash and recyclables for small-load customers.

In addition, yard waste compost and wood chips will be available at a discounted rate of $10 a ton or $5 a pickup load.

Several local recycling businesses are also waiving fees for disposal of Freon-bearing appliances.

Landfill sustainability coordinator Beth-Anne Ferley says that the week is designed to help residents do some spring cleaning, as well as create some pride in the community.

"It's their way of making the city beautiful, as it always is, especially for the summer months coming up," Ferley said.

For more information on the details for Rapid City Cleanup week or to help volunteer, please call (6025) 355-3496 or visit rapidcityrecycles.com.