Superfund Site Profile
The 72-acre Kentwood Landfill site is located in Kentwood, Michigan. In the early 1950s, the area was the town dump. It became a licensed solid waste disposal facility in 1966. The City of Kentwood operated the landfill from 1968 to 1970; Kent County operated it from 1971, to 1975. It was capped and closed in early 1976. Landfill operations contaminated soil, leachate and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities and groundwater monitoring are ongoing.