Solid Waste Refuse District

Name Title Phone Email
Jason Peterson District Supervisor (406) 827-3482 jpeterson@co.sanders.mt.us
Kathy Conlin Billing Clerk, Recycling Assistant (406) 827-6942 kconlin@co.sanders.mt.us
Glen E. Magera Board Member
Carol Brooker Board Member
Anthony B. Cox Board Member
Jennifer Ekberg Board Secretary (406) 827-6966 jekberg@co.sanders.mt.us

Refuse Sites

City Address Hours*
Thompson Falls 269 Airport Rd.
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
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Thursday & Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Plains 122 Old Hicks Rd
Plains, MT 59859
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Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Hot Springs 38 Little Bitterroot Rd.
Hot Springs, MT 59845
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Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Heron 249 Mt. Hwy 200
Heron, MT 59844
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Thursday: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Noxon 23 Government Mountain Rd.
Noxon, MT 59853
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Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Trout Creek 61 Vinson Mill Rd.
Trout Creek, MT 59874
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Thursday & Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1am – 5pm
Dixon Ravalli: North Valley Creek Rd., 1 mile from Hwy 93
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or
Charlo: Herak Rd., 1.5 miles from Hwy 212
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Monday-Sunday: 7am – 7pm

*All Sites are CLOSED on FEDERAL HOLIDAYS.  (Sites do not have ‘make up’ days for those holidays.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.)


Les Lantz taking the weekly recyclables from the Courthouse

Blue Recycle Trailer Locations

City Address Hours*
Thompson Falls TFalls Town Pump, West End of Parking, Thompson Falls, MT 59873
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Plains Dump site, near the golf course, 122 Old Hicks Rd
Plains, MT 59859
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Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Hot Springs Dump site, 38 Little Bitterroot Rd.
Hot Springs, MT 59845
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Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Heron Dump site, 249 Mt. Hwy 200
Heron, MT 59844
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Thursday: 1pm – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Noxon Dump site, 23 Government Mountain Rd.
Noxon, MT 59853
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Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Trout Creek Dump site, 61 Vinson Mill Rd. (cardboard accepted behind Local Store)
Trout Creek, MT 59874
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Thursday & Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1am – 5pm

Sanders County Solid Waste Refuse District entails a Transfer Site in Thompson Falls and Roll Off Sites in Plains, Trout Creek, Noxon, and Heron. Please see forms below for schedules, forms and recycling information.

RECYCLING

SANDERS COUNTY ACTIVELY PROMOTES RECYCLING!  Due to current market conditions, Sanders County is no longer able to accept plastics for recycling.  Please click on the information sheet below titled ‘Current News on Recycling Plastics.’  

Check out our Recycling Brochure (under ‘Information’ below) which lists the items we accept.  It also gives ideas on what to do with items we can’t take. We have recycling drives such as E-Waste, (used electronics) which occurs in early summer.  Save up your used electronics for the next event, which is generally early summer at the TF Transfer Site.  Recycling reduces the amount of refuse we haul to Missoula, and keeps the fees down!  Click here for more details:   

2014 Used Electronics Recycling Event Yielded 9.79 Tons!

Forms, Information & Helpful Links

2018 E-Waste Event Collected 2 tons of used electronics!

WHAT IF WE JUST STOPPED RECYCLING?  As a person, you would not see a difference in one day.  However, there would be a huge impact on our landfills.  On average, each person produces 4.38 lbs. of waste per day.  To figure out how much waste would go to the landfills if we quit recycling, multiply 4.38 by 7.125 billion people on earth.  That’s 31.2 BILLION pounds of waste that would go to landfills every single day.  Sanders County alone recycled 642 tons of product in 2017.  Do your part…do what you can-RECYCLE!