Thanks to all who gave during Bitterroot Gives!

Your generosity and donations keep us going!

Your story, our legacy

Please tell us how you came to be involved in recycling, reusing, and repurposing materials here in the Bitterroot. People like you make our town a better place and make our nonprofit a resource for everyone who shares this beautiful valley.
Your story:
E-mail your story to              Or mail or bring your story to the recycling center.
Permission – by submitting your story, you are giving Ravalli County Recycling permission to share your story on social media, print, radio, and our website. Please feel free to include a photo of yourself. Stories and photos will not be returned.
If you have questions call Mrs. Laughlin at 406-381-9427.  

Breaking News: as of April 2018:

We no longer take PASTEBOARD

(includes cereal boxes, cracker boxes, tissue boxes, beer/soda cases boxes)

Our bales need to be 100% corrugated cardboard in order to go to market and be recycled.

Beginning March 5th: Monday hours 3-6 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon.

(In winter, RCR takes advantage of the short daylight on Mondays to spare citizens the inconvenience of recycling in the dark.)

Saturday hours remain the same year-round -- 9 a.m. to noon.  March through October, Monday hours are 3 to 6 p.m.

Think you'd like to try volunteering at RCR? For details, call Pam Aikins, volunteer coordinator, at (406) 375-5398

RCR is up and running in Ravalli County. Every week, we work to divert waste away from landfills, and instead provide a low-cost solution to those who can bring recyclables to our drop-off site.  Affordable curbside pickup service is available for those who can't or don't want to bring it in.

Why Recycle?

Without Recycling, we would be throwing away materials that can be processed and sold for re-use. Landfills are filing up while they pollute groundwater and fill the air with methane gas. Recycling can save non-renewable resources and energy. The bottom line is that human generated waste can ruin our Valley and our planet. 

Our wonderful volunteer Maria Laughlin at Hamilton Farmers' Market

We are a non-profit recycling group, recycling as much as we can with and for folks in Ravalli County.  

We are your friends and neighbors who believe that recycling must be a part of our lifestyle in Ravalli County. We believe that recycling is an important way for individuals and businesses to reduce the waste they generate. Ravalli County Recycling (RCR) believes that recycling conserves our natural resources and saves our landfill space. 

We have suspended all collection of plastics.

Scrap metal policy:  All scrap metals and appliances can go to Modern Recycling on West side of Highway 93, north of Sheafman Creek Road.  

1)  Needed: Gifts of any amount to help pay a bookkeeper.  RCR has grown and dealing with financial aspects of the organization has become too large for just volunteers.

2)  Needed: Box cutters for use by volunteers who make cardboard bales

3)  Needed:  Board members

4)  Needed:  Volunteers (always)