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As directed by the Board of McKenzie County Commissioner’s we will implement proactive steps to ensure the safety of our customers and staff by limiting public access into the landfill main office. These steps will ensure that we adhere to the “Social Distancing” measures recommended by the CDC. This is a highly fluid situation and these steps may change without notice. 

Due to McKenzie County falling into the Yellow category we have closed our front office to customers again. If you require assistance or need to make a payment please call 701.586.3445.

·       Charge account receipts will be E-mailed at the end of each business day to the addresses that we currently have on file. Please provide a valid, working E-mail address if the one we currently have on file will not work.  

·       Cash / Check payments are not prefered at this time. If you can only pay by cash or check exact change is required to limit the hand to hand transactions. 

·       Credit Card Customers are required to call 701.586.3445 to make a payment.

If you would like a receipt one will be brought out to you or placed in the mail box. 


If you are currently in quarantine directed by state or local health officials please do not come out to the landfill. We will be here after you have successfully completed your quarantine requirements. Please stay home. 


The scale operator will give detailed direction(s) on how to proceed when you come onto the inbound scale. When you drive onto the outbound scale please turn your vehicle off so the scale operator can communicate with you.  

I have directed my team to stay in their machines. Should someone need help rolling loads or removing prohibited waste they will do it with the machinery. We will no longer be on the ground pulling things out of the open trash that never should have come here in the first place.

These are steps taken by the McKenzie County Landfill to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus as we are more at risk of exposure due to the trash / waste that we deal with every day. 

We plan on remaining open and completely operational in the coming weeks.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate through these unprecedented changes. Any questions or concerns can be sent to me direct at the following,



Richard W. (Rick) Schreiber

McKenzie Co. Solid Waste Management Dept.

(701) 586-3445



Thursday, December 24, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020

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 Library
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.

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 Waver request form will need to be filled out and either dropped off at the landfill or emailed to mdavenport@co.mckenzie.nd.us. The form is available here
Once the form has been accepted, 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

General Inquiries and Disposal Rates

Maurine Collison
Landfill Accounts Payable mdavenport@co.mckenzie.nd.us

Richard W. (Rick) Schreiber Solid Waste Director

McKenzie County

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