Drive and Drop Nets Record Trash Amount

The City of Gillette community-wide Drive and Drop event brought in more than 260 tons of trash over the last three weekends.

Public Works Director Sawley Wilde said that in past years it seems like the number of vehicles dwindled on the third weekend. However, this year, the pace was steady with 2,152 vehicles and 262 trailers dropping off their unwanted metal, demo material, and municipal solid waste.

The total tonnage for the three drop-off locations was broken down by Kieffer Sanitation and the Campbell County Landfill. Just over 214 tons of trash was collected, as well as 1.78 tons of cardboard and 46.02 tons of metal.

By the Numbers

2017

2018

2019

Trash by Tons
106.36
192.75
214.05
Metal by Tons
10.32
36.14
46.02
Cardboard by Tons
1.78

Total Tons

116.68

228.89

261.85

For the last two years, Public Works budgeted $80,000 from One Percent Sales Tax funds for the event. The bulk of those funds went to contractor Kieffer Sanitation, and also to tipping fees, equipment, and supplies. That does not include the internal cost, which comes out of the Public Works budgets, and includes a total of 696 man-hours.