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Surrey Township Landfill (Farwell, Clare County)

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

EGLE Site Lead

Scott Malusi, or 989-891-6983

Waste Disposal Questions

Please note that this landfill is CLOSED and does not accept waste. 


Surrey Township Landfill (Landfill), also known as Surrey Township Dump, is located at 7590 Old State Road. It is an unlined landfill that closed in the 1980s with some assistance from State of Michigan grant funds. The Landfill was required to monitor the groundwater during its 30-year post closure period. EGLE requested PFAS sampling of the monitoring wells based on Part 201 exceedances of 1,4-dioxane, methane, and volatile organic compounds. Surrey Township sampled five monitoring wells, three monitoring wells exceeded PFAS criteria. The highest result was 68 ppt PFOA (compared to 8 ppt).

Groundwater flow direction is currently unknown. There are at least two lakes within ½ mile of the Landfill.

Site map

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Drinking Water

EGLE will work with the local health department, DHHS, and Surrey Township to evaluate residential wells near the site and to develop a sampling plan. EGLE will then request consent from the homeowner to sample drinking water wells for PFAS.

Anticipated Activities

Anticipated activities include continued monitoring through groundwater and residential well sampling.