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Kentwood Landfill Superfund Site (Kentwood, Kent County)

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

EGLE site lead

Jason Harnick, or 517-599-7421.

Waste Disposal Questions

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


The Kentwood Landfill Superfund site is a 72-acre unlined landfill that operated from the 1950s to 1976, when it was capped and closed.

There is a leachate collection system in place, but since the landfill is unlined, it is possible that the system would not collect all the leachate being generated.

Content posted February 2019.

Site map

View a map of the Kentwood landfill boundaries overlapped with the PFAS study area.

Download the map

Anticipated activities

EGLE has requested that the County sample existing groundwater monitoring wells throughout the landfill to determine the extent of potential PFAS contamination. The County is developing a workplan to propose the sampling strategy; the workplan is expected in March 2019. 

Sampling results summary

Type of Sample

Number of Samples

Number of Results Received Number of Non-Detect Samples (PFOS+PFOA)  Number of Detections Below 70 ppt (PFOS+PFOA)  Number of Detections Greater than 70 ppt (PFOS+PFOA)

Residential Wells

3 3 3 0 0

Historical timeline