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Granger Grand River Landfill

Granger Grand River Landfill (facility) is a closed hazardous waste landfill that is operated by Granger Land Development Company (Granger).  The facility is located at 8550 West Grand River Highway in Grand Ledge, Michigan and is a 60-acre landfill that accepted hazardous waste until 1983.  The landfill was closed in 1985 and has been in postclosure maintenance and monitoring since closure.

On September 28, 2023, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Materials Management Division (MMD) issued a Hazardous Waste Management Facility Postclosure Operating License (Postclosure License) to Granger to continue postclosure monitoring and maintenance of the facility.  The Postclosure License also specifies the postclosure obligations that need to be performed at the facility. 

Part 111, Hazardous Waste Management, of Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, and the administrative rules and the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended (RCRA) and the corresponding regulations provide enforceable standards for all levels of hazardous waste management, from generation to disposal, and specify how the facility must operate to protect human health and the environment. They also identify the authorities that EGLE has in licensing and overseeing facility hazardous waste operations.


Christine Matlock

License and Renewal Information

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDF) are highly regulated, highly engineered facilities, with extensive design and oversight requirements.  The hazardous waste rules that prescribe the standards that must be met in any postclosure operating license action taken by EGLE include, in part: personnel training, compliance inspections, preparedness and prevention, contingency planning, recordkeeping and reporting, environmental monitoring, corrective action, and financial assurance.

EGLE issues postclosure operating licenses for the management of closed hazardous waste landfills that remain effective for 10 years, in accordance with state and federal regulations.  To reissue a postclosure operating license, EGLE's review must conclude:  

  • The postclosure license renewal application is detailed sufficiently to evaluate the facility and its potential for impact on human health and the environment.
  • The facility satisfies all postclosure standards under governing regulations.
  • The facility does not present a hazard to human health or the environment, as determined by EGLE inspections and compliance with applicable environmental regulations.
  • The postclosure license includes all necessary conditions to ensure safe and proper maintenance and monitoring of the closed hazardous waste landfill.  

Granger was issued a Postclosure License on September 28, 2023, and it will expire on September 28, 2033.  The Postclosure License allows Grange to continue postclosure monitoring and maintenance of the closed hazardous waste landfill and clearly identifies the postclosure obligations.  The Postclosure License and other related documents are available electronically (below), and in hard copy at the following locations: 

  • EGLE, MMD, 525 West Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48909 (contact Vickie Terry; 517-284-6546,
  • Watertown Township Office, 12803 South Wacousta Road, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 (contact 517-626-6593, ext. 207).


Public Involvement

The purpose of public involvement is to ensure that the people interested in a proposed EGLE action are aware of the proposed action and have an opportunity to provide input on the EGLE decision under review before a final decision is made.  The community is encouraged to engage with EGLE throughout the application review process.  

Background Information

EGLE, MMD, conducts oversight of the postclosure maintenance and monitoring activities of the closed hazardous waste landfill.  This includes reviewing environmental monitoring reports that are submitted to MMD and performing an inspection of the hazardous waste landfill cell every three years.  This inspection involves ensuring that the landfill cap is being properly maintained and monitored, reviewing records, and taking groundwater samples.  The review of environmental monitoring reports and performing inspections are to ensure that Granger is properly monitoring and maintaining the closed hazardous waste landfill cell.

How to Stay Connected

To be placed on the official Granger facility mailing list to receive updates from EGLE and Granger, please send a written request to Vickie Terry, at; or by mail at EGLE, MMD, Hazardous Waste Section, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741.

You are the eyes and ears of your community. Through your observations and reporting of activities of concern, you play a valuable role in helping EGLE protect human health and the environment. 

To file a complaint or share details about improper waste handling, contact EGLE through the Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Hotline at 800-292-4706.