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Rapid City Solid Waste in South Dakota is Now Accepting Batteries, Encouraging Environmental Awareness

Rapid City Solid Waste of South Dakota is pushing for environmental awareness and is now collecting batteries for recycling.

February 8, 2024

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Rapid City Solid Waste of South Dakota is pushing for environmental awareness and is now collecting batteries for recycling.

The new campaign was started with the hopes of keeping harmful batteries from breaking down and leaking chemicals into the environment. The city’s landfill and some businesses will begin accepting batteries free of charge. Plus, drop-off boxes are being installed at the Public Works counter for collection.

“Instead of throwing those away, if they’re littered for example, batteries they do have harmful chemicals in them it’s not something that’s gonna cause a fire for alkalines but we don’t want them to get into the water if they get littered so keeping them in a container and recycling them would be awesome,” said Ria Hannon the marketing and outreach coordinator for Rapid City Solid Waste.

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