Garbage Collection

New Collection Truck 2020We are committed to providing convenient and affordable solid waste services to the citizens of our community. The City’s fully automated collection service allows our collection costs to remain the lowest in the region.

Have a concern? Let us know: Garbage Collection Reporting


  • We can ONLY collect trash from the public right-of-way.
  • Staff cannot come onto private property to remove items, even with your permission.
  • Items weighing more than 75 pounds cannot be collected by Solid Waste workers.
  • Call to schedule special pick-ups (items that don’t fit the bin due to size or quantity).
  • Items resulting from contract work such as tree trimmings, hot water heaters, or carpeting etc. that are refused are the responsibility of the contractor, not the City.
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted at the Billings Regional Landfill for drop-off.
  • Use of commercial containers by residential customers is prohibited and is considered theft.
  • Due to the high winds at the Landfill, please always bag your garbage.

Unused Medication Disposal

Any unused medications should be taken to an approved drop-off location listed below for safe disposal of prescription and OTC medications (No liquids or sharps are accepted at these locations), see the Guidelines section below for additional information on handling and disposal practices:

  • Solid Waste Administrative Offices at 4848 Midland Road, (406) 657-8285 
  • Billings Police Department at 220 North 27th Street, (406) 657-8460

Guidelines for proper handling and disposal of medications and sharps in the State of Montana are provided by the Montana Department of Environment Quality (MTDEQ), additional information is available from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA):

Collection Schedule

Find your route collection day:     Garbage Collection Route Map      Yard Waste Collection Route Map


The Solid Waste Division continues operations on days prior to and following each holiday to ensure excellence in service. If service is delayed due to a holiday, it only affects the day of the holiday, and the days following it during the same calendar week. Delayed service will not carry on into the following week. Example: Thanksgiving, Thursday routes will be collected on Friday, and Friday routes will be collected on Saturday. 

2020 Planned Closures

New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1Delayed one day
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 20On Schedule
President’s DayMonday, February 17On Schedule
Memorial DayMonday, May 25Delayed one day
Independence DayFriday, July 3 (observed)On Schedule
Labor DayMonday, September 7Delayed one day
General Election DayTuesday, November 3On Schedule
Veteran’s DayWednesday, November 11On Schedule
ThanksgivingThursday, November 26Delayed one day
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 27Delayed one day
ChristmasFriday, December 25Delayed one day
  1. Solid Waste Services

    Physical Address
    Billings Operations Center (BOC)
    4848 Midland Road
    Billings, MT 59101

    Phone: 406-657-8285

  1. Collection- Commercial
  2. Collection- Residential
  3. Collection- Yard Waste
  4. Recycling Resources
  5. Temporary Containers

Service Request

To request service or make changes to your account please call our service center at 406-657-8315.

Service Overview

Customers receive customized services to fit their individual service needs. Services range from on-site compactors to daily or weekly pickups. Businesses may rent commercial dumpsters from the Solid Waste Division.

Commercial Containers

The City of Billings does not sell dumpsters.

All new services will have a leased container. This also applies to service changes.

Rates & Fees

The Resolution Establishing Solid Waste Residential and Commercial Collection and Disposal Fees and Landfill Use Fees was adopted by the Billings City Council on June 08, 2020. These fees become effective July 1, 2020 and are available to view in their entirety in Resolution 20-10876.

Commercial Monthly Fee Based on Frequency of Collections Per Week

Container Size1 Collection2 Collections3 Collections4 Collections5 Collections6 CollectionsSaturday Collection
1 Yard$32.46$64.92$97.39$129.85$162.31$202.91$64.92
2 Yards$37.65$75.30$112.94$150.59$188.24$235.28$75.30
3 Yards$42.81$85.63$128.44$171.26$214.07$267.59$85.63
4 Yards$48.29$96.58$144.86$193.15$241.44$301.79$96.58
6 Yards$58.65$117.30$175.95$234.60$293.25$366.54$117.30
8 Yards$69.18$138.35$207.53$276.71$345.89$432.33$138.35
Each 30 Gallon Can$7.03$14.06$21.09$28.13$35.16$43.93$14.06

Please note: Saturday service without six times per week pick-up will be assessed double the one time per week rate.

Container Fees

A commercial 90 gallon barrel is $17.75 per month; a 300 gallon barrel is $39.67 per month.

Compactor containers will be assessed at 2.5 times the above rate.

City-Owned Container Lease Rates

Less than 6 yards$21.15 per month
6 or 8 yards$27.80 per month