REDUCE. REUSE. REHOUSE.

CURBSIDE GLASS & ORGANICS RECYCLING IN MISSOULA

4 PLANS TO CHOOSE FROM

Choose from one of our 4 recycling plans to fit your needs. 

BI-WEEKLY PICKUPS

Curbside pickups every 2 weeks. Just place our container(s)  next to your primary trash bin the night before your scheduled pickup date. 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Profits from Recycling Works go back to support MIC and the community through different housing and organizing initiatives.

What We Do

Montana citizens recycle 13% less than the average American citizen. Why is that? Glass is one of the answers. Montana has not yet established a recycling infrastructure for glass. There are no glass bottle manufacturers in the state to melt and reuse our glass, and, unlike other states such as Minnesota, no one has established methods for using broken glass in roadways and construction. Montanans are behind on the recycling curve, and our goal is to change that.

Our goal for the future is to establish those methods of using broken glass, or aggregate, in state construction and manufacturing projects. This goal will take some time to accomplish, so our method, in the meantime, is to collect and store your glass locally, and then ship it down to a large recycling facility out of state that has the means to efficiently create and use aggregate. This facility does a fantastic job of separating and sorting the glass so that it can be turned into products like fiberglass.

Your organic material will be collected and brought to Garden City Compost. Garden City has perfected their composting methods, and they sell ready-to-use compost for your garden.

What We Pickup

GLASS

Accepted

– Wine Bottles
– Beer Bottles
– Spirit Bottles
– Clean (!) Food Jars
– Labels All OK

Not Accepted

– Caps/Corks/Lids
– Food Residue
– Window Glass/ Light bulbs 
– Any Glass not for Food/Beverage Use 

*Items like light bulbs and window glass can not be picked up due to foreign properties in their chemical compositions

ORGANICS

Accepted

Recycling Works accepts all food waste besides meat, grease, and garbage. Materials such as wood chippings and sawdust can be accepted as long as they fit in the curbside bucket.

Not Accepted

– Construction debris other than lumber
– Plastics of any kind (Please Recycle)
– Metal of any kind (Please Recycle)
– Garbage of any kind (no meat, grease, or dairy)
– Painted or treated wood
– Rocks, gravel or concrete
– Un-bailed hay, straw, manure or animal bedding
– Root balls containing rocks or dirt
*For more information on what can and cannot be composted, please visit the Garden City Compost website, operated by the City of Missoula

Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity.

The amount of recycled glass containers was 3 million tons in 2015, for a recycling rate of ONLY 26.4%

Compost can capture and destroy 99.6 percent of industrial volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) in contaminated air.

REDUCE. REUSE. REHOUSE.

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5 vs. 10 gallon

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Now picking up for (almost) all of Missoula!

Recycling Works will now be offering pick-ups to all residents within the City of Missoula! Please email sarah@recyclingworksmt.com or call our office at (406)215-4650 to get signed up. (still working[…]

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