Superfund Site: SAYREVILLE LANDFILL
Superfund Site Profile
The Sayreville Landfill site is located in Sayreville, Middlesex County, New Jersey. From 1971 to August 1977, the Borough of Sayreville operated the 35-acre area as a licensed municipal landfill that accepted municipal solid wastes and some light industrial wastes. Hazardous wastes disposed of at the site during and after closure contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Part of the site is located within the tidal wetlands of the adjacent South River. After initial actions to protect human health and the environment, the site’s long-term remedy was put in place. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in September 1983. Once the risks were under control, EPA took the site off the NPL in September 2011. This site is being addressed through a combination of Federal, State, and potentially responsible parties' actions.