Garbage and Recycling services for the City of Helena are provided by Republic Services. Republic Services is an industry leader in the U.S. non-hazardous solid waste industry. Our collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable services and recycling solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. We believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers’ waste and recycling challenges.

Carts are to be placed within three feet of the curb or street edge with the lid opening toward the middle of the street and on the opposite side of the driveway from the mailbox. Carts should always be at least three feet from any fixed object such as a fire hydrant, cable box, electrical box, phone box, telephone pole or parked cars. Please bag all garbage items before placing in cart to avoid any spillage. Republic Services can be reached at 205-923-1650.

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Recyclable Items PDF

Do Not Place The Following In Residential Recycling Bins

  • Garden hoses
  • Electronics
  • Cables or cords
  • Plastic bags
  • Rope and string
  • Ratchet straps
  • Vacuum hoses
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Clothing and other textiles
  • Plastics #3-7
  • Wire hangers
  • Glass
  • Rubber balls
  • Yard waste
  • Used HVAC filters
  • Foam products
  • Bulky plastic items (coolers, toys)
  • Scrap metal
  • Household garbage
  • Food Waste




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