Refuse Collection

The current Refuse Collection Assessment for the City of Colstrip is as follows:

96 gallon container is $112.50 per year and is picked up two times per week. If you have a 300 gallon container and share this container with a neighbor the cost for pickup is $112.50 per year. This is two times per week pickup. These fees are for residential customers.

  • Commercial fees for 300 gallon containers are # of containers x’s number of pickups per week x’s $117 per year. (Example: 3 containers that are emptied twice per week will be assessed $702 per year) 
Items that are prohibited from being placed in a city-owned container are:
  • Large limbs or trimmings that do not allow the container lid to close
  • Flammable liquids
  • Large construction, demolition, or remodeling debris
  • Concrete, dirt or plaster
  • Appliances or other furniture that will not allow the container lid to close
  • Ashes
  • Dead animals or parts thereof
  • Tires
  • Lumber
  • Ammunition
  • Vehicle batteries and motor oil
  • Hazardous waste and chemicals
Holiday Hours

The schedule for garbage collection during holiday weeks will be as follows:

Monday Holiday – Garbage normally collected on Monday and Thursday will be collected on Tuesday and Thursday. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday and Friday will be collected on Wednesday and Friday.

Tuesday Holiday – Garbage normally collected on Monday and Thursday will remain the same. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday and Friday will be collected on Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday Holiday – Routes will remain the same.

Thursday Holiday – Garbage normally collected on Monday and Thursday will be collected on Monday and Wednesday. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday and Friday will remain the same.

Friday Holiday – Garbage normally collected on Monday and Thursday will be collected on Monday and Wednesday. Garbage normally collected on Tuesday and Friday will be collected on Tuesday and Thursday.

Recycling: Waste Oil

Notice to all our residents and particularly the do-it-yourself oil changers. The waste oil collection site has been moved to a new location at the old city warehouse yard on Willow just past the railroad tracks. One-Stop Wash and Lube has terminated its agreement with the City of Colstrip for the collection of waste oil for our community. They have closed their business.

Please stop in the office at city hall and sign the ledger before disposing of your waste oil. The ledger signatures are required as part of our permit with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. You can leave your container and someone will dump your oil and give you back your containers. If you leave waste oil on the weekend please come into city hall on Monday and sign the ledger.

Please continue to take advantage of this service that is provided to our city residents. Thank you for helping to keep our city and environment clean.

Whenever possible, the refuse generator shall attempt to break down materials so that they will readily fit into the container. All refuse shall be put into an authorized container. Refuse not put into the container will not be picked up.

The City of Colstrip does not have garbage collection on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.