State of Montana Recycling Program

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Recycling receptacle inside the north entrance of the State Capitol Building in Helena, MT. There is a State of Montana Recycling Program sign mounted above the receptacle. The container is marked to hold different recyclables.
A recycling receptacle inside the north entrance of the State Capitol.

Program Overview:

The State of Montana Recycling Program provides state agencies with access to comprehensive recycling of common items and materials.

The program utilizes multi-compartment bins that are optimally placed in buildings in and around the Capitol Complex. GSD has contracted with Helena Recycling to provide bi-weekly recycling pick-ups for office paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin, glass, wood pallets, and plastics. At this time only plastic types 1 and 2 are being accepted.

Please refer to the current list of accepted recyclables.

Helena Recycling will supply GSD with regular information on volumes of recyclables being picked up in order to target activities and increase diversion levels.

Additional contracted services provided by Helena Recycling include: providing educational materials for State employees in Helena; quarterly recycling drives for state employees to bring approved recyclables from home; occasional coordination of disposal waste streams, such as used computers/e-waste, fluorescent ballasts, and batteries at an additional charge to the requesting agency.

To see the current program data check out our recycling metrics dataset on Tableau.

Before you recycle: did you…

  •  Rinse out ALL recycled containers?
  •  When possible, flatten all recyclable containers?
  •  Flatten ALL cardboard boxes?
  •  Remove plastic bags of any kind?
  •  Remove all lids?