2016 Permits currently accepted at Transfer Station

Residential Permit Policy effective July 1st, 2016

Each residential permit is allocated 3000 pounds per fiscal year (July 1st - June 30th). When you have reached/exceeded your 3000 pound allowance, you will pay for the overage and you will be put into a cash customer status. For current tipping fees - click here.  Tracking logs will be provided at the scale house upon request.

Permit Information: Residential users must show permits in order to use the Transfer Station. Pictures of permits are not acceptable. The Scale Operators cannot look up permits.  Residential solid waste fees are paid on residential property taxes. If you are renting, please check with your landlord.

Scratchgravel Landfill District Residents (Lewis and Clark County) - If you live outside the City limits and need permit information call 447-8086

City of Helena - Residential home owners may obtain permits by bringing proof of ownership (closing papers or call 447-8086 to verify you are in the database) and a picture ID to the Transfer Station scale.

If you have lost your permit, there will be a $5 replacement fee charged. Replacement permits are issued to the legal homeowner only, with a picture ID. City replacement permits can be picked up at the Transfer Station scale. Scratchgravel permits can be picked up at the Transfer Station Admin Building; Monday through Friday - 8 am to 4 pm. For more information call 447-8086.

If the home is a brand new construction, the property owner must go to the City County Building, 1st Floor, Water/Utility Billing Department (447-8450) and pay a pro-rated solid waste assessment. You can pick up your permit at that time. 

City of Helena Permits and Property Sales - The City of Helena Solid Waste Division updates home sales/ownership records frequently.  When a home is sold inside the city limits, the current permit issued to seller will be VOIDED. After closing, the new owner can come to the Transfer Station scale and a new permit will be issued.

Prior to coming to the Transfer Station, new owners can call 447-8086 to verify their information has been updated in our records. Or, the new owner can bring their closing papers and a picture ID to the Transfer Station scale and a permit will be issued.

Permits are only issued to the home owner listed on the closing papers or listed in our property tax database.  A picture ID is required.

City of East Helena Residents - City of East Helena residents are eligible to use the Transfer Station on a cash basis only.

Tipping Fee - $60.75 per ton