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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Oaks Disposal, an oilfield waste landfill near Lindsay, Mont., can accept waste with naturally occurring radioactive material that can’t be disposed of in North Dakota.

Montana landfill becomes a destination for oilfield waste

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LINDSAY, Mont. — An oilfield waste landfill that opened last June in eastern Montana is getting about half of its waste from North Dakota.


“It seems to be getting larger,” said owner Ross Oakland. “North Dakota’s starting to find out about me.”

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.