In February, the Standing Rock Environmental Protection Agency, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dakota Sanitation & Roll-Off Service Inc., Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. and other local organizations started working to collect and haul waste leftover at the site to a Bismarck, N.D., landfill by using machinery like loaders, dump trucks, an excavator, skid-steers and roll-off trucks.
After about a month of cleanup, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services announced that the cleanup of the site cost $1 million and 24,000 tons of trash was removed from the site. But now, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services is claiming that the total amount removed from the site is actually 21.48 million pounds and that a math error is to blame for the previously reported number.
The Washington Times has more information:
A lot of garbage was hauled out of the Dakota Access protest camps, just not as much as previously indicated.
The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services said last week that 21.48 million pounds of trash, debris and waste was ultimately removed from the three protest camps built on federal land — Oceti Sakowin, Rosebud and Sacred Stone — based on figures from Morton County Emergency Management.