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Welcome to the McKenzie County Landfill.    



13240 25th St. NW

Arnegard, ND 58835


Mailing and Billing:

ATTN: Landfill

1300 12th St SE

Suite 245

Watford City, ND 58854


The McKenzie County Landfill is located 6 miles west of Watford City on Hwy. 85 then 2 miles south on 132nd Ave NW, turn west on 25th St and you will see the yellow gates on your left.  


No Hunting or Trespassing in the McKenzie County Landfill


Notice: All customers are required to follow State and Federal dumping regulations, failure to follow State and Federal dumping regulations can result in fines assessed.  

Hours of Operation:

  7 AM - 5 PM

Monday - Friday
Closed: Weekends and Holidays

No loads will be accepted after 5:00.


Slow down while you are driving around the facility. There are many moving machines and people walking around. You will receive a $25 fee if you set off the speed alarms. 

The posted speed in the facility is 10 mph and 3 mph on the scale.


Battery Disposal Special Reminder

Please do not dispose of any Lithium Batteries in your regular household garbage.

This includes, but not limited to, car batteries, phone batteries, equipment batteries, any rechargeable electronic battery, and handheld power tool batteries.

When batteries come into the landfill mixed with garbage they tend to start small fires. Our staff is trained to notice the starting signs of fires in order to safely put them out before needed emergency personnel.

We take Lithium Batteries FREE of charge during normal business hours. Please help us maintain a safe environment and properly dispose of Lithium Batteries.


We have partnered with Call2Recycle in the hopes of providing the community a responsible way to recycle their rechargeable batteries! We currently have recycling boxes set up at the following locations;

McKenzie County Landfill

McKenzie County Courthouse

McKenzie County Public Works

McKenzie County Law Enforcement Center

Please bring your wet-cell batteries to the Landfill or give us a call to talk about how to dispose of them properly. Wet-cell batteries are the batteries that sound like they have water in them if you shake them or batteries that come out of vehicles.


Natural Disaster or Unfortunate Event

If you or someone you know has been affected by a natural disaster or unfortunate event causing them the need to dispose of waste at the landfill and would like to request the fees to be waved here are the procedures.

 First the Fee Waiver request form will need to be filled out and either dropped off at the landfill or emailed to jmeadows@co.mckenzie.nd.us. The form is available here

Once the form has been received , the Landfill Director and Operation Supervisor will look over the application. 

If the application is filled out completely and within reason the landfill staff will schedule a time to be heard by the Board of County Commissioners. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

It is encouraged that you or the person affected attend the meeting to answer any questions that may arise during the discussion.

Filling out the waver and passing it to the landfill staff does not automatically approve the fees to be waved. It is ultimately up to the BOCC to wave any fees. Once a motion has been made you will be notified if you were not at the meeting.

There will be no exceptions to waver from landfill policy if approved to have your fees waved. Please refer to the landfill regulations tab to see the landfill policy.

If you have any questions please call 701-586-3445



Billing Address:
McKenzie County
ATTN: Landfill
1300 12th St SE
Suite 245
Watford City, ND 58854

Physical Address:
13240 25th St NW
Arnegard, ND 58835

Rick Schreiber
Solid Waste Director

Jason Meadows
Operation Supervisor
Landfill Accounts Payable

General Inquiries and Rates
Office: 701.586.3445
Fax: 701.586.3911

McKenzie County

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