Waste Management Program

NEW Septic System Maintenance Program

It’s a new year and we have a NEW program! We would like to introduce the Septic System Maintenance Program to help you keep your “stank tank” in working order! This program will provide Weston County homeowners with a septic system $100 assistance towards having their septic systems pumped. The EPA recommends septic systems are pumped every 3-5 years. Proper maintenance will aid in preventing system back-ups and failures.

Weston County Natural Resource District would invite you to take advantage of this cost share opportunity to ensure your septic system does not pose a threat to human and environmental health. This is available every 2 years to households.

Applications forms are available at the WCNRD office, and then can be downloaded here. 2019 Rural Cost Share Application  Septic Maintenance Application

Septic Maintenance Checklist  Septic Maintenance Criteria


One of WCNRD largest event is the annual Hazardous Waste Management Day, held each fall. This year’s event will be held on August 31st.

This event brings together several community partners including the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, the City of Newcastle, Weston County, Wyoming Refining Company, and the City of Upton. These partners volunteer their time and money to provide this great community service and help to keep hazardous waste out of the local landfill. The event is held one day only at four locations, one in Newcastle, one in Upton, one in Gillette and one in Rapid City. The event continues to grow.


WCNRD continued to partner with the City of Newcastle for recycling in the county. WCNRD continued to distribute reusable tote bags throughout Weston County. Local stores have even begun handing them out to their customers.

Last Modified on January 7, 2020