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Tree debris cleanup almost done in Rapid City

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For more than two months, cleanup from October's early winter storm has been one of the primary tasks of the Rapid City Public Works Department, but it's nearing an end.    

Director Terry Wolterstorff said just last week the curb-side debris pick-up wrapped up.

Wolterstorff said the cost is approaching an original estimate of $3 million..He says they're hoping to get back from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at least 85 percent of that cost.

Wolterstorff said many people don't understand the size of the mess left behind from the blizzard.

"If you were to put that debris on a football field and stack it 10 feet tall, we would have filled up 18 football fields of branches," said Wolterstorff. 

The Rapid City Solid Waste Department has scheduled the closing for the remote drop off sites for Monday, Dec. 16. The three locations include West Boulevard North, Fairmont Boulevard, and Fitzgerald Stadium.

Residents and businesses may continue to bring yard waste and branches to the Rapid City Landfill at no charge, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 28, the landfill will be implementing winter hour schedule: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rapid City Solid Waste Department at 355-3496.

 

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