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
City of Whitefish to Permanently Close Central Recycling Site
The City currently operates a Central Recycling Site located at the corner of Columbia Avenue and Railway Street. The Whitefish City Council decided to permanently close the Central Recycling Site as of January 31, 2022.
The site was opened in 2015 as a temporary location to consolidate the three existing neighborhood recycling sites and to streamline operations for North Valley Refuse (now Republic Services), the refuse contractor who provides recycling services for the City. The property where the site is located is being repurposed for affordable housing.
City Council has considered several opportunities to continue to provide recycling services for the City. Alternatives included a new Central Recycling Site on Monegan Road, as well as residential curbside recycling services. Options for future recycling services will be further evaluated by the City Council, but it was determined the costs to continue to operate the existing site exceed the benefits of recycling during the final few months that the City has access to the property.
“The existing site has been plagued by contamination and overuse, and the proposed fees to continue the operation of the facility are not cost effective. I believe permanent closure of the current site is in the best interest of the City as we continue to pursue the best option to provide recycling services to our residents and business owners.” stated City Public Works Director Craig Workman.
Recycling services will remain available to those interested through private vendors and county-operated drop off sites located throughout the valley. For a full listing of recycling options you may visit:
Questions about the site closure may be directed to the Public Works Department (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 863-2460).
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).