Composting Facilities

*Major Compost Facility* is a composting operation that does not meet the definition of minor compost facility.  Facilities that accept sewage sludge, biosolids, or septage for composting are major composters.

*Minor Compost Facility* is a composting operation that:

  • Has less than two acres of active working area;
  • Accepts less than 5,000 cubic yards of feedstock annually; 
  • Produces less than 2,500 cubic yards of compost annually; and
  • Does not accept sewage sludge, biosolids, or septage.

Click on a link below to open the application form. The form may then be completed online, printed, and mailed with all required attachments to the address below.

Waste Management and Remediation Division
Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau
Solid waste Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

Compost License Renewal:

Fees:

Operation Size Application Review Fee Annual License Fee Annual Disposal Fee/Ton License Transfer Fee
Major Compost Facility $3,600 $1,800 $0.00 $480
Minor Compost Facility $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00