Missoula, MT 59801



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What We Do

Recycling Works is Western Montana’s only curbside glass recycling service. We collect, crush, and store your glass locally, then ship it to Momentum Recycling in Salt Lake City, where it’s transformed into new bottles and other valuable end products. All proceeds from our services, which also include compost and yard waste collection, are donated to local public education initiatives and charities in Missoula.

What We Pick Up



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

Not Accepted

– Caps/Corks/Lids
– Food Residue
– Window Glass/Light bulbs*

*Cannot be recycled with food-grade glass due to chemical contaminants



Recycling Works accepts all food waste besides 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)
– Cardboard of any kind 
– 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 composting, 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.

ONLY 26% of glass actually gets recycled. missoulians have recycled 172,000 lbs of glass since recycling works began in october 2018. 

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

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Latest News

Winners Announced — Public School Grant Program

We are excited to announce the winners of our Public School Grant Program! Over 1500 Missoulians participated in an online vote last week to determine which five educational programs – out of 11 outstanding finalists — would receive a $1000 grant from[…]

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Voting now open for our Public School Grant Program

Final round voting is now open for Recycling Works’ Public School Grant Program! This year, our grant program will provide $5000 in funding for educational initiatives that benefit public schools in Missoula. Out of 11 outstanding educational programs that[…]

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