Televisions and Monitors accepted for E-Waste

Effective 10/1/2015

We will no longer be accepting the following items for E-Waste Recycling

~These Items MUST be thrown in the Pit, they can not be recycled~

  • CRT Computer Monitors or CRT TV's larger than 36 inches
  • Console Televisions
  • Projection Televisions

Click here view examples of non-acceptable TV's and Monitors


Effective immediately Plastics # 1 and #2 will be mixed and can be thrown into the same container. As before we are only accepting Plastics #1 and #2.

As always if you have any questions ask the scale operator, stop by the Admin Office or call 447-8086 or 447-8082 (opt. 3).

Off-Site Recycling Containers across from Dale Harris Park
Recycling Container at Dale Harris park


Recycling drop off sites are located at:

  • Safeway - 611 N. Montana
  • L&C County Fairgrounds - 98 W. Custer
  • Independent Record - 2222 Washington St.
  • Capital Hill Mall Parking Lot -

    • East end by the old Dillard's - 1600 11th Ave

  • Directly across from Dale Harris Park

    • In the median between the one-way streets on the west end of Cruse Ave towards Park Avenue

The above locations accept steel and aluminum cans, newspapers, office paper, magazines and corrugated cardboard. These containers are provided for household recycling. If you have a large amount of cardboard or if you are a large quantity generator (such as a commercial business), please direct haul your cardboard directly to Pacific Recycling.  This will ensure the containers are not overfilled and that there is room in the containers for household recyclers. 

The Transfer Station accepts all of the above as well as used motor oil, textiles, container glass and Plastics #1 and Plastics #2.   

Household Recycling at The Transfer Station

A permit or cash payment is required for all Recycling at the Transfer Station. For valid permit holders we must get inbound and outbound weights. The weight of recycling is not deducted from the permits allowance (E-waste weight IS deducted from the permit allowance) if the whole load is recycling. If the load is mixed with garbage and recycling and the permit holder does not want the weight of recycling to be weighed towards the allowance, two trips through the scale will be required.

Aluminum - Beverage cans, TV dinner trays, foil and good containers. All aluminum must be clean and dry. 

Corrugated Cardboard -  Remove packing and break boxes down flat. No lightweight cardboard or paperboard, please.

E-Waste Recycling -  Residential permits or Recycling permits are required. The weight of E-Waste items is deducted from the permit's allowance. As of October 1st, 2015 the Transfer Station will no longer accept CRT computer monitors or CRT TV's larger than 36 inches, console televisions or projection televisions. These items must be thrown in the pit. Cash and Commercial Tipping customers will pay the current disposal fees for E-waste Recycling.

Commercial customers and Out of Area E-Waste recyclers will pay the current Transfer Station rate on the weight brought in, as well as the item E-Waste charge on computer monitors and CRT TV's. Cash or Check only, no credit or debit cards accepted.

Magazines - Nothing thicker than a Reader's Digest (about ½" thick). No books or junk mail. 

Mixed Container Glass - Please do not put anything into the glass container except glass containers. (No plastic bags, six pack holders, etc.)  These items will contaminate the load.

Newsprint - Loose newsprint. Do not bundle. Inserts and advertisements do not need to be removed.  No plastic bags in with newspapers.

Office Paper - White or pastel office paper is accepted in the same bin as the newspaper and magazines, stapled paper is okay. Envelopes with windows are also accepted.

Plastics - The City of Helena accepts Type #1 Clear & Tinted Plastic Bottles, Type #1 Clear Trays (Fruit & Baked Goods Trays), Type #2 Natural Color Plastic (Opague, Translucent, Milk Jugs) Type #2 Solid Color Plastics (Laundry, Juice, Soap Bottles). All Plastics #1 and #2 are mixed and can be placed in the same container.

Steel Cans - Tin and steel food cans. Labels are okay. Please rinse well. 

Textile Recycling - The City of Helena is working in conjunction with Helena Industries on Textile Recycling efforts.  Helena Industries has provided a small shed for storage and the City is providing a drop off location in the recycling area at the Transfer Station.   For more information please contact Gail Jester at 442-2033.

Recycling Automotive Wastes

Battery Receptacle
Battery Receptacle at the Transfer Station
Oil and Antifreeze Structure
Oil and Antifreeze Depository

Car Batteries - Please store in an upright position and place in designated container, in the Recycling are, next to the oil structure

Waste Oil - Accepted from residential users in quantities of 5 gallons or less per visit to the Transfer Station, pour oil in designated spot, or leave oil jug in marked area for attendant to empty.

Antifreeze - Accepted in quantities of 5 gallons or less. Do not mix with other liquids.

Curbside Recycling

Helena Recycling, LLC is a curbside recycling company that provides recycling pickup service for residential customers in the Helena area. For more information call 457-2437 or visit their website for more information.

Contact Information:

Kim Carley
Recycling Program Coordinator
City of Helena ~ 316 N. Park Ave. ~ Helena, MT 59623