Superfund Site Profile
The 37-acre Woodlawn County Landfill site is located in Woodlawn, Maryland. A sand and gravel quarry operated on site before it was purchased by Cecil County in 1960. The county operated a municipal landfill at the site from 1960 to 1978. Waste disposal operations filled the two quarry pits with agricultural, municipal and industrial wastes. Between 1978 and 1981, after the landfill was closed to municipal waste, Firestone Tire & Rubber Company (now Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.) disposed of polyvinyl chloride sludge in three segregated disposal cells. Waste disposal contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater. Following cleanup, long-term monitoring of the groundwater, surface water, landfill gas and the vegetative soil cover is ongoing.