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Rosebud Sioux Tribe Cleans Up

BY VI WALN
LCT EDITOR


Crews were out with roll off dumpsters in the Antelope Community last week as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe kicks off their reservation wide spring clean-up. Photo from Facebook. Crews were out with roll off dumpsters in the Antelope Community last week as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe kicks off their reservation wide spring clean-up. Photo from Facebook. ROSEBUD RESERVATION – Community residents and businesses are encouraged to cooperate with the reservation wide spring clean-up effort now being led by Rosebud’s Solid Waste Collection department.

Last month, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council authorized a total of $143,809 to fund the clean-up through RST Resolution 2018-81. The cost is split between the Tribe, Sicangu Wicoti Awayankape (SWA) and Tribal Land Enterprise (TLE). Each entity will contribute one third of the money needed to cover the total expense related to roll-off dumpster transport to the dump near Carter, SD.

Solid Waste Collections will follow a schedule as closely as possible. However, changes could depend on inclement weather, as well as the actual number of roll off trucks in operation during the coming weeks. The spring clean-up will target the clearing of a large amount of debris, along with scattered trash in highway ditches and existing illegal dumpsites from reservation communities over the next 3 months.

Outlying areas, such as Corn Creek, require a round trip to the dump at about 144 miles; while an area like Okreek entails 18 total miles. Multiply those miles by the number of trips it takes each truck to transport solid waste tonnage from each of the 20 communities on Rosebud. For example, the largest community of Antelope estimated to require 50 round trips to the dumpsite, averaging 44 miles each.

Clean up crews will be in the following communities in April: Antelope (4/2-6), Rosebud (4/9-13), Parmelee (4/16-20), St. Francis (4/23- 27) and Corn Creek (4/30- 5/1).

In May, crews will tackle the areas of Blackpipe/Norris (5/1-2), He Dog (5/3-4), UCM (5/4-5), Grass Mountain (5/7- 8), Horse Creek (5/9-10), Swift Bear (5/10-11), Wood (5/12-14), Ring Thunder (5/16-18), Wicozani Subdivision (5/18-19), Spring Creek (5/21-23), Soldier Creek (5/24-26), Sicangu Village (5/28-29) and Two Strike (5/30-31).

Clean-up efforts will conclude in June, with crews moving into Okreek (6/1-2), as well as the City of Mission (6/1-18). In addition, SWA will coordinate clean-up efforts in Milks Camp, Bull Creek and the Winner/Ideal areas during the last week of June (6/21-25).

The Solid Waste Collections staff can be reached at 747-2424. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.

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