Utility Billing

New Customers

To set up a new utility account, customers will need to provide a completed application form, provide a copy of a valid drivers license or ID and a deposit of $150.00.  Automatic bill pay, online bill pay and traditional methods of payment are accepted.  For more information please contact our staff at 406-863-2456 or 2457 or email.  Click on-line bill pay to set up or access on-line bill paying.

New Customer Brochure

Water, Wastewater and Garbage Rules and Regulations

Animal Emergency Solid Waste Ordinance 14-11

Sewer Backup Prevention


Energy Assistance Program Applications are accepted October 1st - April 30th. Call 406-758-5433, click here, or send an email to lieap@capnwmt.org.


Garbage Pickup

Republic Services (formerly North Valley Refuse) is contracted by the City for Garbage Pickup.  Please contact them at 406-862-4381, regarding any questions about billing and pick up service.

Solid Waste containers should not be placed out earlier than 4AM on the day of pick up and returned to a secure location no later than 7PM on the same day. See Ordinance 14-11 for further information.

Holiday Dates

Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
New Year’s Day

If a holiday falls on a Monday, then Garbage pick up will fall on a Tuesday.



Curb-side recycling options:

1. You can sign up with Republic Services for curb-side recycling at an additional cost of $10.00 per month.   Contact 406-862-4381.  The recycling materials of aluminum, #1 and #2 plastics, newspapers, and magazines can all be recycled in this curb-side service.

2. New World Recycling is no longer providing curb-side recycling in Whitefish and they will also end the glass recycling January 1, 2019. 

3. Flathead Valley Green Machines/Green Montana Recycling also provides curb-side recycling in Whitefish and they will also pick up glass and other recyclables.


Drop off recycling:  Starting February 1, 2016:  All recycling containers are located at the northwest corner of Columbia Avenue & Railway Street.  

1. The City of Whitefish provides one central location for drop off recycling of many items.   See below for sorting requirements.  

     Central, main recycling site just north of the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Railway Street 

   There are three separate types of bins for sorting recyclable material:

   One bin is for newspapers and inserts, magazines, brochures, office paper, junk mail, envelopes.

   One bin is for aluminum cans, tin cans, plastics #1 and #2 - please remove and do not recycle all lids

   One bin is for corrugated cardboard, paper board such as cereal boxes, egg cartons, and brown paper bags - please no waxed cardboard or pizza boxes as they gum up the machinery.  Thank you.Whitefish Pharmaceutical Drop Box

2. Pharmaceuticals and prescriptions can be dropped off in a secure recycling bin at the City of Whitefish Police Station in the Emergency Services Center at 275 Flathead Avenue  and at Alpine Apothecary inside Super 1 Foods.  Picture to the right.

3. Pacific Steel and Recycling in Kalispell - 105 Montclair

4. New World Recycling is accepting glass until January 1 2019 at the Xanterra GNPL Site in Columbia Falls.

5. Xanterra at 1st Avenue West and U.S. Hwy 2 in Columbia Falls accepts glass only until January 1, 2019.

6. Waste Not Project brochure lists a lot of recycling options.

7. Fix It Local Guide

For other recycling information and options, check the website for the WasteNot Project



The City of Whitefish does not currently have a centralized composting program. To learn more about composting at home, click here.