Reuse & Recycle

  1. Compost
  2. Fix & Reuse
  3. Recycling
  4. Refill & Reuse

Food and yard waste can take up as much as 30% of your trash bin, but in Montana less than 1% of garbage is currently composted. By starting to compost at home, you can greatly reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill, reducing greenhouse gas emmissions while creating a nutrient-rich additive that will improve the health of your yard, garden, plants, and trees without the need for chemical fertilizers.

Starting Is Simple

Starting an at-home compost pile is simple! Those interested in seeing demonstration compost sites in-person can visit the WasteNot Compost Demonstration Garden at the Flathead Valley Community College Campus. For online resources and information, check out our Composting Research (PDF).

City Program Interest

The City of Whitefish is considering a composting pilot program in which there could be a central drop-off location for residential compost. The results of a 2019 Community Survey (PDF) indicate there is interest in participating in such a program.

The facility will require bear-proof fencing based on direction from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the City is working to accomplish this.

Dirt Rich Compost

In the meantime, you can subscribe to Dirt Rich Compost for residential and commercial compost pick-up services.