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Wayland Recycling (Wayland, Allegan County)

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Please contact the Site Lead for the most up-to-date status of this site.

EGLE site lead

Kathleen Ekstrum, or 269-568-1373.


The Wayland Recycling, Inc., is located at 763 West Elm Street and occupies approximately one acre of land. The property was previously owned by Wayland Development, Inc., and historically operated as a waste oil treatment and used oil filter recycling facility, where waste oil was placed into several underground and aboveground storage tanks. Due to historical spills and leaks from some of the tanks onsite, groundwater sampling was done and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, and metals were detected. In 2021, groundwater was sampled for PFAS, and the highest groundwater result was 40 ppt PFOS (compared to 16 ppt) and 80 ppt PFHxS (compared to 51 ppt).

The groundwater generally flows to the south-southwest towards the Rabbit River.

Content posted May 2023

Site map

See an aerial view of location of the site.

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Drinking water

The city of Wayland provides municipal water to their residents. EGLE, working with DHHS, and the local health department, identified one irrigation well and one residential well used for gardening purposes in the vicinity of the site and anticipated to be sampled in late spring.

Anticipated activities

EGLE will conduct further site investigations to delineate the extent of PFAS contamination.