Solid Waste Division
Ed Funk has a simple explanation for why he’s retiring from his part-time job with the city 10 days shy of his 86th birthday.
CASPER, Wyo. — The city is launching a public service campaign in a renewed effort to get the people of Casper to mulch mow.
Plans are in the works at the Billings Regional Landfill to collect enough natural gas from decomposing trash to heat 2,100 homes and power trucks hauling garbage.
Three city employees who were disciplined last year for taking goods from the landfill are complaining that the city refused to punish firefighters engaged in similar activities.
Alkaline batteries, pesticides, oil-based paints and household cleaners.
Billings firefighters handle oil-based paint as they and other city employees and volunteers dispose of household chemicals, batteries, light bulbs, medications and ammunition at the Toxic Trash Roundup at the Billings Operations Center last year. This year’s roundup will be Saturday.
If you're wondering how much money it costs to run a city the size of Billings, here's one small indicator.
Five city workers have been suspended for five days without pay for scavenging goods from the landfill last summer, City Administrator Tina Volek said Tuesday.
A fire that sparked Wednesday in the Billings city landfill isn't likely to spread but could send up plumes of smoke south of town for a few more days.
Billings' short-staffed Solid Waste Division has been scrambling to keep up with residential garbage pickup.
Paint drips from metal posts into barrels, where Billings firefighters dispose of oil-based paint during Saturday’s Toxic Waste Roundup, sponsored by the city of Billings Solid Waste Division, at the Billings Operations Center.
Traffic lines up Saturday morning as Billings firefighters, police and other city employees and volunteers dispose of surplus chemicals, medications and many other items at the Toxic Trash Roundup, sponsored by the city’s Solid Waste Division, at the Billings Operations Center.
The Billings Police Department has a program that improves public health and safety while reducing water pollution.
It may not be an attraction you’ll ever see advertised by the Chamber of Commerce, but cities and counties elsewhere in Montana and in Wyoming are looking to Billings as a possible destination for their garbage.
GILLETTE — We flush toilets, wash clothes and take showers regularly, but rarely do we think about where that water flows. The city's Solid Waste Division does.
Billings landfill customers have a once-a-year opportunity to get rid of their toxic trash this week — for free.
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