The city-issued garbage container is the property of the City of Kalispell. Please leave the container at the residence when you move.
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If you have purchased an existing home in the city limits you may already have a garbage container. It may be an individual 100-gallon container or a 300-gallon shared container in the alley. If the home is a brand-new construction, the property owner must contact the Public Works Department at 758-7720 to initiate service and pay a pro-rated solid waste assessment. You can visit the City of Kalispell Solid Waste Collection Map to verify if your address already has garbage service.
Check out the solid waste collection days map via our website https://www.kalispell.com/579/Solid-Waste-Services-Collection-Day-Map , and/or call the Public Works Department at 758-7720.
The City of Kalispell Solid Waste customers pay for their solid waste through their property tax bill. Solid Waste fees appear on the property tax bill as special assessments. To view your property tax bill, visit the Flathead County website http://landpublic.flathead.mt.gov/lipublic/
Not at this time. The City’s Solid Waste Service Areas can be viewed here. https://www.kalispell.com/579/Solid-Waste-Services-Collection-Day-Map
We do not offer recycling through the City of Kalispell. However, if you wish to recycle there are several drop site locations in the valley and some curbside pick-up options please see link below
The City of Kalispell Solid Waste Department will clean up deer carcasses if they are within city limits and in the public right-of- way. If the remains are on private property, it is the property owner’s responsibility dispose of it.
On the third Saturday of each month the Flathead County Landfill offers free household hazardous waste collection. Latex paints may be air-dried or solidified in sand or kitty litter and then double bagged for disposal.
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The City does not dispose of tires. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to dispose of tires properly. Residents can take FOUR passenger tires per year per household at no charge to the Flathead County Landfill. Charges for 5 or more passenger tires are: $2.15 each/no rim, $3.25 each/with rim. If you have a considerable quantity or large tractor tires to dispose of please call Enviro Tire - 755-7716.
The City of Kalispell Solid Waste Division does not provide rental or temporary containers.
Residents should have their container placed out on the curb no later than 7am on their collection day or the night prior (upon HOA approval). Please roll the container all the way out to the street in front of the curb line and 10 feet from any parked vehicle when possible.
Contact the Public Works Department at 758-7720.
Check your container to be sure there is no cause of obstruction i.e. pizza boxes or any cardboard, or larger items that are unbagged can typically get squeezed by the arm of the truck and block the garbage below it from being dumped. If this is not the case, please contact the Public Works Department at 758-7720.
You can request an additional trash container for an additional cost per year.
Roll out customers can bag reasonable amounts of lawn debris and place them in your container if there is room. Please be considerate of the weight of the material. Wet yard waste gets heavy and can place an unintended strain on the solid waste equipment.
The City does not replace or clean rollout containers due to smell. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to clean their container.
From time to time maintenance is required on containers or they may need to be replaced. Call the Public Works Department at 758-7720 to request a repair or replacement. A supervisor will assess the container. If it is beyond repair due to normal wear and tear, or was damaged while being serviced, it will be repaired or replaced free of charge. Containers will not be replaced for free because of abuse. Stolen or missing containers are handled on a case by case basis.
For assistance with any of these situations, contact the Public Works Department at 758-7720.
Each rollout service receives one free “Special Request Pickup” per year. You can request a Bulk Waste Collection Truck (Special Request Pickup) to pick up items you are unable to bring to the dump. Please contact the Public Works Department at 406-758-7720 to schedule your Special Request Pickup.
The containers are for use of all residents that share the alley within the same block. Please utilize the container closest to you and should it fill up you may use the next closest container.
Each customer is assessed for 100 gallons per single-family residence and this determines the number of containers provided within your alley.
The city will not pick up large appliances or pallets that are dumped in the alley.
Loose garbage that falls out of the containers when dumped is due to the improper bagging of garbage and is ultimately the responsibility of everyone who shares the container to keep the surrounding area clean.
Reasonable amounts of lawn trimmings shall be put in bags and placed on either side the alley as so not to obstruct City container, for separate pick up. Please do not place loose grass clippings in or around the containers. Please be considerate of the weight of the bagged material. Wet yard waste gets heavy and can place an unintended strain on the solid waste staff and equipment. For more information on yard waste disposal please contact the Public Works Department at 406-758-7720.