Superfund Site:

SPARTA LANDFILL
SPARTA TOWNSHIP, MI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor
(312) 353-1325

Remedial Project Manager
Scott Hansen
(312) 886-1999

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Site Location

Street Address:
10322 ALPINE AVENUE
SPARTA TOWNSHIP, MI 49345

Background

The 26-acre Sparta Landfill site, located in Kent County, Michigan, is located about one mile southeast of the village of Sparta and one-fifth mile east of the Rogue River. About 12 acres operated as an open dump (Schwab Dump) from the 1940s until 1972. During this time, general, residential, commercial, and solid waste was accepted. In 1972, Kent County began operation of the Sparta Landfill on property adjacent to the Schwab Dump and acquired the Schwab Dump property in 1973. The licensed landfill accepted municipal refuse and industrial wastes under state of Michigan law.

The landfill was closed in 1977 and ...
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