Superfund Site: BERLIN & FARRO

Superfund Site Profile


The Berlin & Farro site is a fenced, 40-acre area south of the town of Swartz Creek in Genesee County, Michigan. Berlin and Farro Liquid Incineration, Inc. began operating at the site in April 1971. The facility accepted industrial waste for incineration, stored waste prior to incineration, and operated a 1.1-acre landfill on site for disposal of crushed, used drums. Permit violations and non-permitted activities led to revocation of the facility’s incinerator and landfill permits in 1975. Illegal dumping of industrial wastes on site continued after 1975. Berlin and Farro filed for bankruptcy in 1980. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1988.