For more information on the City of Whitefish’s efforts to divert the amount of waste going to the landfill visit our Climate Action Plan page.
Republic Services provides curb-side recycling in Whitefish. The recycling materials which can all be recycled with this curb-side service include:
- Number 1 and Number 2 plastics
For more information or to obtain services, contact Republic Services by phone at 406-862-4381 or visit the Republic Services website.
Flathead Valley Green Machines/Green Montana Recycling also provides curb-side recycling in Whitefish.
For more information or to obtain services, visit the Flathead Valley Green Montana Recycling website.
Drop Off Recycling
The City’s central drop off location is at the northwest corner of Columbia Avenue and Railway Street.
- Junk mail
- Newspapers and inserts
- Office paper
No brown paper, no mixed packing materials, no plastic bags.
Metal & Plastic
- Aluminum cans
- Plastic Number 1 and Number 2 bottles and jugs only (please remove all lids)
- Tin cans
- No plastic bags of any kind (not even Number 2 bags)
- No plastic clam shells (i.e., berry or tomato containers, plastic egg cartons)
- No small items; they get tangled or stuck in the sorting machines
- Brown paper bags
- Corrugated cardboard
- Paper board such as cereal boxes
- Paper egg cartons
No waxed cardboard and no pizza boxes, as they gum up the machinery. Thank you.
Flathead Recon offers periodic glass recycling events in partnership with local non-profit groups. Check the Flathead Recon website for drop-off location and dates. The next event will be in the spring of 2020.
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.
For more information, review the Pharmaceutical Waste Brochure (PDF).