RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - In order to do their part in protecting the environment we live in, the Rapid City Solid Waste Division is holding their Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event Saturday, Oct. 12..
Household hazardous waste materials such as aerosol, spot removers and pool chemicals will be take and disposed of.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. you can come to the Central States Fairgrounds and drop any household hazardous waste materials for disposal.
This year they are partnering up with Feeding South Dakota and are encouraging the public to donate non-perishable food items when they come to drop of their hazardous waste.
"We love Feeding South Dakota especially coming into the Holiday Season here very soon it's really important to us that with such a huge community outreach that we are having from this event bringing everybody together," sane Jancie Hager with the Rapid City Solid Waste Division. "You're going through your cupboards anyway so throw a non perishable food item in there and bring it with you when you come."
Only household hazardous waste items like antifreeze, aerosols and pool chemical will be accepted, business and commercial items will not be taken.
"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."
Anyone attending Saturday's Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event at the Central States Fairgrounds are advised to use Lacrosse St. and enter the event using the fairgrounds grandstand gate entrance off San Francisco St.
Do not access the fairgrounds using Cambell St. or the Red Barn gate entrance to the fairgrounds off Lacrosse St. 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.
Any questions please call 605-355-3496