Waste Acceptance

Public Works

All loads must be secured with either a tarp or tie-down straps. A $25.00 fee will be applied to all unsecured loads for the 1st offense, a $50.00 fee thereafter.

The City Landfill has designated areas for the following materials:

  • Trees, bushes, stumps, and logs are all accepted in the designated “TREES” area.
  • Tires: $200 per TON or $7 each [passenger vehicle size], $20 each [semi-truck size], & $25 each for anything larger. If you need assistance unloading the tires, a loader fee will be added. Tires must be disposed of in the designated TIRE area.
  • Metal: Anything metal MUST be separated to the designated METAL area or in small quantities. There is a roll-off container available for separating metal from Household waste.
  • Appliances: Metal appliances are accepted with the EXCEPTION of air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, or anything containing freon. Dishwashers are primarily made of plastic and are accepted in MSW or INERT.
  • Clean Concrete/Asphalt: Concrete or Asphalt free of wood, metal, trash, and any other debris, may be accepted free of charge in the CONCRETE/ASPHALT designated area. Any concrete with metal protruding more than 6” will NOT be accepted at the City Landfill.
  • Batteries: Lead-acid and Lithium batteries will be accepted for recycling in the designated “BATTERY” area. Please note, batteries MUST be removed from children’s ride-on toys, computers, and anything else that is disposed of at the City Landfill.
  • MSW (Municipal Solid Waste): Household garbage, cardboard, plastics, insulation, or any putrescible (liable to decay) material.
  • INERT/ Construction: Wood, sheetrock, carpet, furniture, heavy-duty plastics, or any non-putrescible (not liable to decay) material.

All mixed loads with MSW material must be separated or the whole load will be sent to MSW at $42.00 a ton instead of the $20.00 a ton.

If you tell the scale operator that you choose to separate and fail to do so, you will be asked to dispose of your loads in MSW from then on at the discretion of the scale operator or landfill operator or your load will be rejected.

Loader fees are $20.00 & $40.00 each and are applied whenever we have to move material you did not separate and as many times as it takes to move that material.

All metal must be separated by North Dakota state law. The City Landfill has the right to reject your load if it contains metal. If your dumped load contains metal and you leave it for us to separate, there will be a $250.00 fee added to your ticket when you arrive at the scale.

Metal [Accepted Material]:

  • Pipe
  • Wire
  • Cable
  • Iron
  • Bikes
  • Appliances [except those containing freon, i.e.: air conditioners, refrigerators, or freezers]
  • Metal Shaker Screens
  • Steel barrels must be triple rinsed
  • All like material

Construction [INERT] [Accepted Material]:

  • Wood
  • Pallets
  • Carpet
  • Carpet pad
  • Sheetrock
  • Furniture
  • Plastic pipe [clean]
  • Ceiling tile
  • Sinks
  • Wood cabinets
  • Dirt mixed with branches, etc.
  • Bricks
  • Shredded tires
  • All like material

MSW/Household Waste [Accepted Material]:

  • Plastic
  • Cardboard
  • Insulation
  • TVs
  • Electronics
  • Household Trash [garbage]
  • Clothes
  • Plastic pipe with residue
  • Hoses
  • Oilfield Waste
  • 5-55 gallon containers [must be clean and rinsed]
  • Plastic barrels [must be triple rinsed and cut in half]
  • Thread protectors
  • Friable [properly contained and with required documentation] and Nonfriable Asbestos
  • All like material

NOT Allowed in City Landfill

  • ANY liquid waste not in household quantities
  • Unrinsed pesticide containers
  • Used oil-waste oil: A waste oil disposal site is located on the west side of the former Public Works building, the Gene Emery Building located at 809 5th Street East.
  • Liquid Paint is not allowed. Paint cans may be accepted in MSW but must be solidified and dried out prior to disposal.
  • PCB waste/oils
  • Hazardous Wastes/Materials with the following properties: Ignitables [solvents, paints, and fuels]; Reactives [materials reactive with water or any other material]; or Corrosives
  • Light bulbs/fixtures: Mercury-containing devices, fluorescent lighting [except in household quantities], thermostats, ballasts, and capacitors.
  • Copier toners
  • Raw or digested Sewage Sludges, lime sludges, grit chamber cleanings, and other sludges
  • Manure
  • Septic tank pumpings
  • Infectious wastes, except in amounts normally found in household waste
  • Large quantities of soluble waste [fly ash, salt, fertilizers, etc.] 25 lbs or more that may spontaneously combust
  • Pit liners [considered special waste]
  • Any filter socks [considered special waste]
  • Pipeline Pigs [considered special waste]
  • Invert off of pit liners or rig sites [considered special waste]
  • Radioactive/Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) waste exceeding five (5.0) picocuries/gram (pCi) [considered special waste]
  • Anything marked acute hazardous waste
  • Anything in accordance with Guideline 42

All rules that we enforce at our facility are requirements set forth by the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality. The operation of this facility is regulated under Article 33-20 of the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC). For oilfield waste, please refer to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality's list of Oilfield Waste Management Facilities.

The following is PROHIBITED at the City Landfill: unauthorized disposal, trespassing, scavenging, vandalism, littering, burning, or disposal of prohibited wastes.

All radioactive material or contaminated loads will be rejected and documented. A $10,000.00 fee will be applied to all loads dumped containing used pit liners and filter socks or contaminated loads in accordance with North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality’s Guideline 42.

All loads are subject to rejection. All rejected loads are reloaded with a loader and you may end up with more than you brought, whatever is easier for the loader to load. Loader fees will be added.

Haulers must know where they got their containers for any loads that are rejected and any fines that may be imposed.