Garbage Collection

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How to take out garbageWe 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

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Collection Schedule & Route Maps

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

Solid Waste Service Guidelines

  • We can ONLY collect garbage 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 406.657.8285 to schedule bulky pick-ups (items that don’t fit the bin due to size or quantity).
  • Call 406.657.8315 option #3 to schedule extra garbage pick-ups.
  • Items resulting from contract work such as landscaping or construction 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 make sure your garbage is bagged and tied.
  • Please refer to the City Ordinance 23-5849 for details.
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  1. Solid Waste Services

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