Solid Waste Department

At his time Solid Waste Sites are open regular hours. This may change as the situation with the Covid-19 situation changes.

Currently there is no charge to residents with permits when they dispose of residential waste generated on Jefferson County property if the annual $129.69 unit assessment (on your tax statement) has been paid. Permits can be obtained from the Solid Waste District office located at 111 Odyssey Lane (at the south end of Boulder) or call (406) 225-4159. There is a $5 fee for each permit. Expired permits can be renewed at the container site.

Construction and demolition waste is charged at $20.00 per cubic yard. Inert waste (concrete, bricks, ceramic tile, rocks, dirt, masonry waste, etc.) is charged at $15.00 per cubic yard.

Residents without a permit and non-Jefferson County residents can purchase a Special Use Permit for a daily, quarterly or annual fee depending on volume of waste. Tires are charged at $3.00, with $7.00, or $10.00 charged for larger sizes.

What's Accepted:

All garbage, rubbish and trash produced through typical residential activity. Please bring your own tools needed to unload. Jefferson County does NOT provide tools or staff for unloading.

Inert waste (Class III waste) must have all bagging removed.

What's Not Accepted:

  • Liquid waste
  • Infectious waste
  • Flammable products
  • EPA rated hazardous waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Herbicides
  • Cooking grease
  • Asbestos
  • Contaminated dirt
  • Sludge
  • Sewage tanks
  • Burn Barrels
  • Poles or wood treated with pentachlorophenol
  • Fuel tanks

Note that rock, dirt, bricks, large truck loads (greater than 4 feet in height, width or length) of wire, big chunks of iron, engine blocks, axles, big pipes, tractor/truck tires, etc. are only accepted at the Boulder and Whitehall sites. Also note that this is not an all-inclusive list of restrictions; please sheck with the Solid Waste Department before taking large loads to a container site.

PLEASE COVER & SECURE YOUR LOAD!

Let's all do our part to keep our county clean. Leave your trash at the container sites, not along the roadside.

What Recyclable materials are collected at each site:

Each site has a "Re-Use-It area" also called "Up-For-Grabs" for useable donated items.

Boulder Transfer Site:

Aluminum cans, steel/tin cans, paper, cardboard, bulk metals, used oil, anti-freeze, paint & car batteries. Also clean yard waste such as limbs, brush and grass clippings and inert waste (but no plastic bags).

Whitehall Transfer Site:

Aluminum cans, steel/tin cans, paper, cardboard, bulk metals, used oil, anti-freeze, paint & car batteries. Also clean yard and inert waste (but no plastic bags).

Montana City Transfer Site:

Aluminum cans, steel/tin cans, paper, cardboard, bulk metals, used oil, anti-freeze, paint & car batteries. Also clean yard waste such as limbs, brush and grass clippings and inert waste (but no plastic bags).

Jefferson City Transfer Site:

Bulk metals, used oil, anti-freeze, paint & car batteries.

Clancy Site:

Bulk metals, used oil, anti-freeze, paint, cardboard & car batteries.

Basin Site:

Used oil, anti-freeze, paint & car batteries. Also clean yard waste such as limbs, brush and grass clippings and inert waste (but no plastic bags).

Please, all cans and bottles must be cleaned and all cardboard boxes must be empty and broken down.

Used motor oil is accepted in clean plastic sealed containers of 5 gallons or less.

The Whitehall and Boulder container site has a Class III (inert waste) disposal pit. Items that can be disposed of in the Group III waste pit include wood and non-water soluble solids such as concrete, brick, vehicle tires, brush and unpainted lumber.

Contact

Brian Hohn, Manager

111 Odyssey Lane
Boulder, MT
Phone 406-225-4159
Email: solidwaste@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Map of Solid Waste Site Locations

HOURS: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Location Days Open
Boulder:
70 Little Boulder Rd
Monday
Thursday
Saturday
Whitehall:
60 Paul Gulch Rd
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
Montana City:
50 McClellan Creek Rd
Monday - Sunday
(Open every day)
Clancy:
18 Shady Lane
Wednesday
Saturday
Sunday
Jefferson City:
21 Spring St
Tuesday
Saturday
Basin:
1 Cataract Rd
Saturday *8am -4pm*
Elk Park:
A contract was implemented October 15, 1994 so Elk Park residents could use either the Butte Silver-Bow landfill or any Jefferson County container site.

A downloadable PDF of the Solid Waste Department Flyer with useful information including fees is available here.