Rapid City has just received a large grant to expand it’s landfill complex south of the city.
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources has awarded the city a grant of one million dollars for a project that’s already underway.
Earth movers are in the process of clearing 850,000 cubic yards of material from what is being called “Cell 18” at Rapid City’s landfill.
“This will help us take in household trash and other materials for the next nine to ten years,” Rapid City Solid Waste Division’s Karl Merbach said.
The city is already making plans for the cell 19.