Superfund Site Profile
The 16-acre Spokane Junkyard/Associated Properties site is located in the Hillyard area, a light commercial and residential area in Spokane, Washington. From the 1940s until 1983, the Spokane Junkyard accepted military surplus items, automobiles, heavy equipment, appliances and electrical transformers. Spokane Metals Co., located next to the junkyard, recycled scrap metal, including transformers and batteries, from 1936 to 1983. Junkyard and recycling activities contaminated soils with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), lead and solvents. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1997. The area is currently in reuse; a sport complex is located on site.