Solid Waste


The Board of Directors and the employees of the Flathead County Solid Waste District provides environmentally sound and cost-effective refuse collection, disposal and recycling opportunities for Flathead County residents and businesses.  Our facilities are a major part of the economic and environmental infrastructure of Flathead County.  Long range planning and fiscal integrity ensures decades of capacity with minimal financial impacts to Flathead County citizens.

 Household Recycling


Household recycling is available for cardboard, newspaper & aluminum cans, and are provided at

  • The Landfill
  • Bigfork
  • Columbia Falls
  • Creston
  • Lakeside
  • Somers Container Sites

Kalispell recycling locations are provided by Valley Recycling at their facility.

Dedicated cardboard compacting units have been installed at the Landfill, Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Creston, Lakeside and Somers container sites.

Items accepted at the Landfill Site


  • Refuse
  • Construction Debris
  • Appliances
  • Used Motor Oil (household only, no commercial)
  • Batteries
  • Brush and Yard Waste

As a service to County residents we also retrieve junk vehicles.




FCSW holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection day on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Click on Documents for a sign-up form or call for for more information.




FCSW offers free pick up and removal of Junk Vehicles within Flathead County. “If you own a vehicle that is unlicensed, inoperative, discarded, dismantled or wrecked ~ State law requires that you remove it from your property, or if you have three vehicles or more, conceal them from public view.”

Click on Documents for a junk vehicle release form or call for more information.


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