Garbage Collection

New Collection Truck 2020

We 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

Guidelines

  • 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 for safe disposal. The Department of Justice provides a searchable data base of approved locations, find a location near you

Some prescription and OTC medications may be placed in drop--boxes at City locations listed below, please see the accepted items list and Guidelines section for additional information on proper handling and disposal practices:

  • The Billings Crime Prevention Center at 2910 3rd Ave North, (406) 247-8590
  • City Hall at 210 North 27th Street, (406) 657-8433

ACCEPTED ITEMS

  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription patches
  • Prescription medications
  • Prescription ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medications for pets

NOT-ACCEPTED ITEMS

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Thermometers
  • Needles (Sharps)
  • Medication from businesses or clinics
  • Ointments, lotions or liquids
  • Aerosol cans

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

Green barrel pick-up will end on November 27, 2021. Find additional information about this service under the 'COLLECTION-YARD WASTE' tab below.

Closures

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. 

2021 Planned Closures

HolidayDateCollection
New Year’s DayFriday, January 1Delayed one day
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 18On Schedule
President’s DayMonday, February 15On Schedule
Memorial DayMonday, May 31Delayed one day
Independence DayMonday, July 5 (observed)On Schedule
Labor DayMonday, September 6Delayed one day
Veteran’s DayThursday, November 11On Schedule
ThanksgivingThursday, November 25Delayed one day
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 26Delayed one day
ChristmasFriday, December 24 (observed)On Schedule
New Year's DayFriday, December 31 (observed)On Schedule
  1. Solid Waste Services


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

    Phone: 406-657-8285

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  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 14, 2021. These fees become effective July 1, 2021 and are available to view in their entirety in Resolution 21-10960.

Commercial Monthly Fee Based on Frequency of Collections Per Week

Container Size1 Collection2 Collections3 Collections4 Collections5 Collections6 CollectionsSaturday Collection
1 Yard$33.27$66.54$99.81$133.08$166.35$207.96$66.54
2 Yards$38.59$77.18$115.77$154.36$192.95$241.20$77.18
3 Yards$43.88$87.76$131.64$175.52$219.40$274.26$87.76
4 Yards$49.50$99.00$148.50$198.00$247.50$309.36$99.00
6 Yards$60.12$120.24$180.36$240.48$300.60$375.78$120.24
8 Yards$70.91$141.82$212.73$283.64$354.55$443.16$141.82
Each 30 Gallon Can$7.21$14.42$21.63$28.84$36.05$45.06$14.42

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

Container Fees

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

A commercial 90 gallon barrel is $18.19 per month; a 300 gallon barrel is $40.66 per month.

City-Owned Container Lease Rates

SizeFee
Less than 6 yards$21.68 per month
6 or 8 yards$28.50 per month