Waste Removal

Waste Acceptance

The High Plains Sanitary Landfill accepts shipments from anywhere in Montana.

Before shipments can be accepted at the landfill, wastes must be profiled using the Generator’s Waste Profile Sheet.

Along with ordinary municipal solid wastes, the landfill accepts soils containing non-hazardous levels of petroleum products from underground storage tanks, flare pits and oil production sites.

The landfill also accepts non-hazardous wastes including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Asbestos Wastes
  • Derailment Spills
  • Empty Drums
  • Hydrocarbon-contaminated soils
  • Off-spec Products
  • Process Solids
  • Demolition debris
  • Drilling Muds
  • Filter Cakes
  • Metal-Containminated Soils
  • Pesticide-contaminated soils
  • Produced Sands and Salts

Hazardous Waste Exclusion Program

The landfill offers a Hazardous Waste Exclusion program, which helps identify and screen commercial and industrial wastes that may be regulated as hazardous or may contain regulated levels of PCBs.

The program also serves a mechanism to ensure that any employee exposure and risks of environmental impact are minimized and rigidly controlled.

If any regulated wastes are identified prior to acceptance, the material will be rejected. Depending on the nature of the rejected waste, the landfill may be required to immediately notify the Montana Department of Environmental Quality that unacceptable wastes have been discovered.

Prohibited Wastes

The landfill does not accept wastes that are defined as hazardous by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality or under federal law (40 CFR Part 261).

Among the prohibited wastes are bulk liquid wastes, regulated hazardous wastes, regulated radioactive wastes, and regulated PCB wastes.

Before shipments can be accepted at the landfill, wastes must be profiled using the Generator’s Waste Profile Sheet.