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    Warning - Dumpster Scam

    Recently, Helena Authorities have been made aware of a possible fraudulent scheme. A dumpster rental company has been advertising on popular internet search engines as being a local dumpster rental company.  Though likely not illegal, it has cost citizens hundreds of dollars more for the same service.    

    Here is how it works.  When a member of the public calls this internet company for a dumpster rental, the internet company calls the City of Helena solid waste department and orders the dumpster for the customer.  The internet company is charging the customer 4 times more than it would have cost the customer if they would have called the Solid Waste Department directly.  The company keeps the difference.    This has resulted in several customers paying hundreds of dollars more for use of the same city dumpster. 

    If you need to rent a roll- off dumpster, be sure you are using the City of Helena or Tri County Disposal, they are the only roll-off rental services available in the Helena area. The following contact numbers will put you in touch with either. City of Helena Solid Waste Division 406-447-8082 or 406 447-8086 or Tri County Disposal 406-227-6300.

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    Montana capitol building. Picture taken from the East side of the building

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Latest News
05 . 07 . 2019

Public Comment: Helena Westside Wastewater Improvements Finding of No Significant Impact Environmental Review

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO ALL INTERESTED GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AND PUBLIC GROUPS   As required by state and federal rules for determining whether an Environmental Impact Statement is necessary, an environmental...[more]

Category: Engineering All

04 . 01 . 2019

Spring Usable Latex Paint Drop-off/Round Up - May 24th thru May 31st

3 paint cans of different colors

The Spring Latex Paint Drop Off/Round Up will be Friday, May 24th - Friday, May 31st Good Usable Latex Paint can be dropped during the above dates, residential permits are required to drop off paint for this event. ...[more]

Category: Solid Waste All

03 . 15 . 2019

Helena Growth Policy Update

Helena Growth Policy Update: Share your comments and your vision for our city's future at 2019 Growth Policy Update.[more]

Category: Community Development Planning, Community Development Planning All

02 . 06 . 2019


Ten Mile

PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING REPORT  The City of Helena will hold a public meeting on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the City-County Building Room 426, 316 North Park Avenue, Helena, MT...[more]

Category: Engineering All, Engineering

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