Recycling can be dropped off at the depot (across hi-way from the Queens) between the hours of 9am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.
For more information, such as what is & isn't recyclable, see below, or check out simplyrecycle.ca
Due to the overwhelming participation of our recycling program and the severe drop in rates, we regret to inform you that as of February 5, 2009, we will NO LONGER be providing curb side pick up for recyclable items.
We are asking that you return to dropping off and sorting your recyclables directly at the recycle center. The center is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 6:00pm for your convenience.
When the collection depot receives mixed bins we do not receive the appropriate credit for that load. With the amount of recycling collected locally it is very important that it is sorted appropriately and we ask for your assistance to ensure that items are sorted and placed in the appropriate bins when they are brought in.
It would also be appreciated that all containers are rinsed and cardboard and box board be broken down.
At the Town of Rapid City we are committed to recycling and improving our program. We’re here to assist if you have questions or concerns, please call us at 826-2679.
We thank all of you who have taken it upon yourselves to recycle your household items and we encourage all others to do so.
Let’s work together to improve our recycling and keep it out of the landfill!!!!!
Recyclable Guidelines for MPSC Materials
Examples: 4-litre milk jugs.
#1 PETE: most #1 bottles, clear or green only (no caps)
Examples: soft drink bottles
Examples: soft drink cans, beer cans
Steel: steel cans (rinsed - labels are okay)
Examples: soup cans, food cans, coffee cans
(remove plastic lid)
Examples: cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls, soft drink
Examples: milk cartons, juice boxes (tetra packs)
Cardboard: corrugated cardboard
Examples: all packing boxes, larges boxes
Examples: newspaper, flyers, junk mail, magazines
Phone books/magazines white or
coloured paper (with no carbon paper or
Examples: shredded paper, bond paper
Examples: liquor bottles, jars
These items must go to the Landfill
plastic bags, cloth/clothing, very dirty items, some #1 plastics, all #3 plastics, all #6 plastics, plastics not on other lists (see below)
Examples: #1 dark food trays, #1 brown/blue/cloudy bottles, #6 clear cake covers, #6 muffin
holders, #6 food trays from fast food restaurants, #6 Styrofoam
These items are no longer accepted as Recycling
Plastics: cloudy/coloured plastic (often called “2 & 5”)
Examples: margarine tubs & lids, laundry detergent containers, ketchup bottles, ice cream pails