Recycling Resources

Reuse Reduce Recycle

The Public Works Department strongly encourages residents to reduce, reuse and recycle whenever possible.

Accepted at Billings Regional Landfill for FREE
5240 Jellison Road

Curbside Collection

Recyclables for TreesAnnual Christmas Tree RecyclingBaling Twine Recycling
Used Oil & Antifreeze 
Types of used oil accepted include automatic transmission fluid, brake fluid, crankcase oil, gear oil, hydraulic oil, and two-stroke oil. Used oil and antifreeze CANNOT be mixed together or with other substances. The program is open to residents of counties including, Carbon, Musselshell, Stillwater, Treasure, and Yellowstone.

In 2005, the Solid Waste Division initiated a voluntary, curbside yard waste recycling program in selected Billings neighborhoods. Due to the success of the program, curbside collection and recycling of yard waste has been expanded to most areas in the City. Residents are provided a 96-gallon container, free of charge, for weekly pick-up. The program runs from April through November. Please feel free to contact us for questions or more information.

Drop-off bins are located around Billings for residents to recycle newspapers and aluminum cans. Proceeds from City sponsored drop-off containers go to buy trees for city parks.

From December 26 through late January, Christmas trees can be dropped off at several advertised sites throughout the Billings area for recycling. Chipped trees are used for mulch and bedding material at area parks, bike paths, conservation centers, and Zoo Montana.

Program Information Map of Drop-off Location
Electronic Waste
Yellowstone E-Waste Solutions and the Billings Solid Waste Division have partnered to provide FREE electronic waste recycling for residents of counties including, Carbon, Musselshell, Stillwater, Treasure, and Yellowstone.
Once yard waste is collected, the landfill has an on-site composting area for wood, barn and yard waste. Finished compost is used to reclaim closed areas of the landfill.

For further information on private curbside collection, please contact Earth First Aid.

About E-waste

Business E-Waste
Acceptable E-Waste Items
Not Acceptable E-Waste ItemsFurther E-Waste Recycling Information
This program is for residential e-waste only. Business-generated e-waste can be recycled at Yellowstone E-Waste Solutions for a cost.
Residential items accepted for recycling include:
  • All computers and accessories
  • Calculators
  • Cell phones
  • Loose cords and cables
  • Microwaves
  • Portable electronics
  • Power tools
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Some types of TVs
  • Stereo equipment

Items not accepted for recycling include large appliances and appliances containing refrigerant.

For more information, please contact the Billings Solid Waste Environmental Compliance Coordinator at 247-8633.

Where to Take Unacceptable and Special Disposal Materials

  • Ammunition, fireworks and explosives, contact the Billings Police Department Bomb Squad at 406-657-8200.
  • Commercial waste, contact Beartooth Environmental at 406-373-2220.
  • 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 The Billings Crime Prevention Center at 2910 3rd Ave North, (406) 247-8590, please see the accepted items list and Guidelines section for additional information on proper handling and disposal practices.