Solid Waste


Solid Waste Program Manager Mailing Address Office Phone E-Mail
Paul Alt 220 N. Sansome Street, Box 925, Philipsburg, MT 59858 (406) 559-0640

Deer in woodsPhilipsburg Transfer Site:

Jodi Butler/Supervisor
74 Flint Creek Way, Philipsburg, MT
(406) 859-1002

Drummond Transfer Site:

John Kendall/Supervisor
24 Sorenson Lane, Drummond, MT
(406) 288-0005

Hours of Operation: 

Drummond Site: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Philipsburg Site: Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 am — 4:00 pm

Facility Information:

The Granite County Solid Waste District operates two container facilities, one located near Philipsburg and one near Drummond.  The district subcontracts the hauling and disposal of the waste deposited at these facilities.

Both sites have a three bay z-wall design. The Philipsburg site was constructed in 1993, and the Drummond site was constructed late in 1997.

Both the Drummond and Philipsburg sites are licensed as Class III Burn sites; each site has a burn pile for burning tree limbs and non-treated wood wastes(do not put painted boards, plywood, particle board, drywall or grass clippings in the burn piles).

The Drummond site is also licensed as a Class II Composting Operation (grass clippings and leaves are accepted for composting only at the Drummond Composting site).

We ask that good judgment and common sense be used by all persons who wish to utilize the Transfer Station services.

Types of waste accepted/not accepted >

Both container sites accept household and business waste, including construction waste and auto tires.

Both sites accept white goods appliances and salvage metals. White goods and metals are deposited in dumpsters and recycled.

Both sites accept recyclable materials such as corrugated cardboards, automotive batteries, and used motor oil.  Both sites bale cardboard.

Both sites DO NOT accept asbestos or hazardous containing materials.

Hours of Operation/Number of Attendants >

The Drummond Site is open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and is attended by one (1) site attendant during the open hours. The Philipsburg Site is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and is attended by one (1) site attendant during the open hours. Both sites are closed on Holidays.

Fees and Charges >

One whole unit = 2,000 Ib. = $125(fees are assessed on property tax statements)

One unit assessed on each inhabitable structure

Overage charge for in district (account holders) $74/ton

“Out of District Dumping” is $125/ton

Minimum charge is $2.00

Charges for disposal of construction materials by “Out of District” customers is $.06/lb. Customer must pay by cash or check at the time of disposal.  Hazardous Waste Activity Release of Liability Form must be signed by all customers (“In District” and “Out of District”) when disposing of construction materials.


Refrigeration Units……$10.00 per unit Freon removing charge

There is not a disposal fee for other white goods at this time. This is subject to change without notice.

There is not a disposal fee for burn pile material at this time.  This is subject to change without notice.

Recycling >

Granite County provides recycling bins at the Drummond container site and near the Old County Weed Shop (behind Granite County High School) in Philipsburg.

The bins collect newspapers, office paper, phone books, and aluminum and steel cans.