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 fromthe permits allowance if the whole load is recycling (E-waste weight IS deducted from the permit allowance). 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.

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

Container Glass - Please do not put anything into the glass container except glass containers, bottles, jars, etc. If unsure please ask scale attendant or recycling attendant. (No windows, 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). 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. No BLACK #1 or #2 PLASTIC accepted !!

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

E-Waste Recycling -  Residential permits are required. For customers without a residential permit, E-Waste Recycling is a cash transaction. The weight of E-Waste items is deducted from the permit's allowance.  As of July 1st, 2017 the Transfer Station will no longer accept CRT computer monitors or CRT TV's, console televisions or projection televisions. These items must be thrown in the pit.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.

E-Waste Recycling Options - Old Town Computers; contact Joe at 443-3072 for more information. NO CRT'S

Questions about Recycling at The Transfer Station?

Call Kim, the Recycling Supervisor @ 447-8084 or you may catch Ron, our attendant in the Recycling Area.  Ron is very knowledgeable about recycling and is always happy to answer your recycling questions.

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.

Recycling Automotive Wastes

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.

Contact Information:

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