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DEQ Extends Comment Period For Yellowstone Disposal


January 24, 2018 | View PDF

The buzz around Richland County lately has been the proposed Yellowstone Disposal Class II solid waste landfill facility. The project is proposed on the east side of the Yellowstone River, located on 650.7 acres of privately-owned property, approximately 4.5 miles southeast of Sidney, across the highway from the Thiel Subdivision.

The Department of Environmental Quality will be hosting a public meeting from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the MonDak Heritage Center on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The center is located at 120 3rd Ave. SE in Sidney. An open house will be held from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by a presentation, question and answer session and a short break. Oral comments will be taken from 7-8:30 p.m.

DEQ has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed site. It can be viewed at: http://deq. Comments must now be submitted by March 16, 2018, to DEQ Solid Waste Section, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT or emailed to: For more information about the application or the license process please contact the DEQ Solid Waste Program at 406-444-5300.

To learn more about the project, attend the public meeting. Please note that the deadline for the public comment period ends March 16, 2018.


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