Water, sewer, garbage and recycling is billed by the city around the middle of each month.  Homeowners are requested to read their water meters each month rounding the total gallons to the nearest 500th gallon used and write the reading down on the return stub provided.

Payments may be made by mail to PO Box 70 Milnor, ND 58060 or left in one of the drop boxes at the City Hall (located at 408 Main Street) or at Milnor Market.   For City Staff contact information, click here.

 City Water

In 1992, the city received a new water system through a 90% grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

The city purchases its water from Southeast Water Users of Mantador, ND and is held in a water reservoir located just outside of city limits.  

City water rates are as follows:

  • $22.65 for the first 1,000 gallons (minimum charge)
  • $7.15 for each 1,000 gallons up to 10,000 gallons
  • $4.89 for each 1,000 gallons over 10,000 gallons
  • City Sewer is $14.00 per month
  • City Vector Control is $2.00 per month
  • City Garbage is $22.00 per month
  • The monthly charge for one bin is $5.08 per month for residential, and $5.62 per month for a business.  Each additional bin is $2.82 each month. Recycling bins can be obtained from the City at no charge.  


The City of Milnor garbage pickup is on Tuesdays, unless it is a holiday. Garbage must be bagged or boxed and placed in the alley or in front of your residence, depending upon the common practice on your street.

Large items must be hauled by the homeowner to the city's inert landfill. Other items that will not be picked up with regular garbage include lawn/garden waste, tree branches, shingles, cement, sheetrock or metal. Paint cans can be left with household garbage if they are empty and the covers are left off. If you need to dispose of paint cans that are not empty, you need to mix the paint with cat litter and leave outside with the lid off until it dries up.  Once the paint is dry, you can leave it in your household garbage. 

Pick up - couches, chairs, mattresses and box springs will be picked up if left with other garbage.  There may be an extra charge.  Please check with Storbakken Sanitation, Inc. or the City office. 

The monthly garbage rate is $22.00.

Recycling - the monthly charge for recycling one bin is $5.08 per month for residential and $5.62 per month for businesses.  Each additional bin is $2.82 each month.  Recycling bins can be obtained from the City at no charge.

 City Landfill

The city operates an inert landfill for items not considered household waste. Some of the items that are accepted at the landfill include trees and tree branches, shingles, washers and dryers.

Prohibited Items - PLASTIC OF ANY KIND, tires, microwave ovens, batteries, paint cans, TV's, computer, monitors, clocks and VCR/DVD's, household garbage.  Used oil, batteries and electronics can be taken to the city shop.  Couches, chairs, mattresses and box springs will be picked up if left with other garbage.  There may be an extra charge.  Please check with Storbakken Sanitation, Inc. 701-538-7728 or the City office 701-427-5272. 

There is a $10.00 charge for refrigerators and air conditioners, as the Freon has to be removed from them. The landfill cannot accept plastic or brown goods, which are items with a closed circuitry, such as TV's, microwaves, radios, computers etc. Used oil, batteries and electronics can be taken to the city shop.  

Landfill Hours - (Weather Permitting)

  • Tuesdays 5 - 7 pm or by appointment only.  Call the shop from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday for entry.  Call 427-5261.


The landfill will be closed when wet conditions affect the condition of the access road.  Call the city office at 427-5272 or the city shop at 427-5261 if in doubt, or for information regarding acceptable waste.   


Acceptable Waste:

  • Compost - grass - leaves - garden waste - NO STICKS
  • Bury Pit - shingles - glass
  • Dumpster - metal - iron - steel - copper - aluminum - metal bed frames - white goods - grills 
  • Wood Pile - trees - wood scraps - other wood waste
  • Separate piles of sheetrock - asphalt - cement 


Electrical companies supplying power to the Milnor area are:

  • Ottertail Power Company (which also gives power to the parks and camping facilities) - 800-257-4044
  • Dakota Valley Electric - 701-427-5242.

 Natural Gas

Natural gas is supplied to Milnor by Montana Dakota Utilities.  For information, hook-up, change in billing or other questions, please call 800-638-3278 or access their website at www.montana-dakota.com.


Batteries, used oil, electronics, TV's, microwaves and computers can be recycled at the back of the city shop.


Recycling calendar will be posted to the Milnor Facebook page 

Questions regarding recycling that was not picked up, please call Waste Management - 701-642-8797.


Recyclable Items to be placed in

Waste Management containers:

Plastic bottles & containers

Food and beverage cans


Flattened cardboard and paperboard

Glass bottles & containers





DO NOT Recycle:


Plastic bags and film

Foam cups and containers

Needles and medical waste

 Telephone, Cable TV, Internet

Telephone service, internet and cable TV is provided to our area by Dickey Rural Networks also known as DRN - 877-559-4692.

All businesses and homes have direct fiber-optic connections for ultra high-speed internet to run applications, network employees, back up data and communicate with customers.