Residential Service

Garbage Truck Worker

Service Request
Billings customers enjoy weekly garbage collection service and monthly cardboard recycling collection service. Service access can be ALLEY ACCESS & STREET ACCESS depending on the location. Black garbage roll-out bins are provided at two sizes: 64-gallon or 90-gallon. Green yard waste bins are collected weekly from the 1st full week of April to the last full week of November. 
To request service or make changes to your account please call 406-657-8315 option #3.
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 ReportingReport a concern Opens in new window
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Carry Out Service - Medical Necessity Form 

Elderly/disabled residents may qualify for free assistance moving solid waste carts to and from collection area as provided for in the Billings Montana City Code (BMCC). To request carry out service, please have the required Medical Necessity Verification form (download or submitted online) completed by a Heath Care Professional and submit to the Solid Waste Collection Division.

Garbage Collections 2023 Planned 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. 

Day after New Year’s 2023Monday, January 2On Schedule
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 16On Schedule
President’s DayMonday, February 20On Schedule
Memorial DayMonday, May 29Delayed one day
Independence DayTuesday, July 4Delayed one day
Labor DayMonday, September 4Delayed one day
Veteran’s DayFriday, November 10On Schedule
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23Delayed one day
Day After ThanksgivingFriday, November 24Delayed one day
Christmas DayMonday, December 25Delayed one day
New Year's Day 2024Monday, January 1Delayed one day

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 26th, 2023. These fees become effective July 1, 2023 and are available to view in their entirety in Resolution 23-11133

Residential Service Charges

Description of ServiceFee
90 Gallon Residential Collection$13.90/ MO
90 Gallon Mobile Home Located in Mobile Park$13.90/ MO
90 Gallon Residential Carry Out Service 
(required medical necessity verification form can be downloaded or submitted online
$13.90/ MO
64 Gallon Residential (Order a 64 Gal online or call our Customer Service Team at 406-657-8315 Option #3)$9.90/ MO
Additional 90 Gallon Barrel $4.50/ MO
Residential landfill fees for new annexed property (not yet receiving City collection)$4.20/ MO
Extras - Call in only 406-657-8315 option 3$5.00 per item
Special Pickup due to Size or Quantity$55.00 (1-5 items) | $110.00 (6-10 items) | $165.00 (>10 items) 
Refrigerator/ Freezer/ Air Conditioner$ 80.00 per pickup
NSF/Returned item fee$25.00 per occurrence

Service Guidelines

Only Household Waste should be placed in residential black roll-out containers. Household Waste, also known as domestic Waste or residential Waste, is disposable materials generated by households. This Waste can be comprised of non-Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Waste. Non-Hazardous Waste can include food scraps, paper, bottles, etc. which can be recycled or composted. Examples of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) include batteries and household cleaners. It is important that Hazardous Waste is handled in a safe manner to ensure that they are disposed properly so they do not cause harm to the environment or refuse handlers. 
Learn more about Waste Types, and disposal.
How to take out garbage

Weekly Alley/Curb Service GuidelinesCall-in "Extras" Collection (406.657.8315 Option 3)
  1. Black bin out by 7 am.
  2. Place the bin 4 feet away from obstacles.
  3. Place the bin with lid opening toward the middle of the alley or street.
  4. Use the bin for household waste only.
  5. Do not overfill the bin(s); make sure the lid closes.
  6. Garbage must be bagged and tied.
  7. Keep your bin stored on your property, or along your designated side of the alley after they are emptied.
  8. Keep the alley clean from your property to the middle of the alley.
  1. Extra garbage is call-in only for $5 per item
  2. An item is household and yard waste only
  3. Must be less than 75 lbs
  4. Can consist of up to 3 typical 13-gal tall kitchen garbage bags
  5. Can fit in a container less than 2ft x 2ft (32 gal equivalent)
  6. Three bundles of large branches that are securely tied, less than 4 ft long, and less than 2 ft in diameter can be collected as a call-in extra item as well.
  7. Please refer to the City Ordinance 23-5849 for details.

Receptacles not meeting these specifications may or may not be collected at the option of the City, or may be mistaken for waste and disposed of. The City is not responsible for damage to, or disposal of extra barrels.

Bulky Item Pick-up Requests

Please call the Solid Waste Administrative offices at (406) 657-8285 to schedule a special pick-up (furniture, appliances, large branches and etc.). Additional charges may apply. Bulky items