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 Reporting|
|Order a 64 Gallon Black Bin Online|
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 2023||Monday, January 2||On Schedule|
|Martin Luther King Day||Monday, January 16||On Schedule|
|President’s Day||Monday, February 20||On Schedule|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29||Delayed one day|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4||Delayed one day|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4||Delayed one day|
|Veteran’s Day||Friday, November 10||On Schedule|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 23||Delayed one day|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Friday, November 24||Delayed one day|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25||Delayed one day|
|New Year's Day 2024||Monday, January 1||Delayed 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 Service||Fee|
|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)
|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|
|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.
|Weekly Alley/Curb Service Guidelines||Call-in "Extras" Collection (406.657.8315 Option 3)|
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.|