|SOLID WASTE COLLECTION|
|, Mar 15, 2013
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is exceeding the landfill capacity of handling 20 tons a day of garbage at the central landfill in the Northeast corner of the Rosebud Reservation. Garbage is hauled from twenty communities on the Reservation that range from 15 miles to 80 miles one way. At present, there is approximately 30 tons of solid waste generated daily on the Rosebud
Rosebud Sioux Tribe received Water and Environmental loan and grant funds to construct the project which will make the operation cost effective and improve the trash collection for residents on the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Reservation. Federal funding for this project includes a loan of $100,000 and a grant of $540,000, along with previous funding received in Fiscal Year 2010 of $254,000 loan and $766,000 grant.
“Solid waste collection will be greatly improved with the
A central transfer station located closer to where most of the garbage is generated will allow the Rosebud Sioux Tribe to minimize trips to the landfill, alleviate strain on solid waste
“Today is another milestone for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe as we celebrate the grand opening of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Transfer Station.,” said Cyril Scott, Tribal President, Rosebud Sioux Tribe. “I especially thank the contractors and all those who helped in the construction of this great facility. We are now able to better manage the disposal of solid waste while at the same time respecting our precious land and environment.”