New Carlisle Landfill
Community Involvement Coordinator
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359
Remedial Project Manager
312-886-6726 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66726
(where to view written records)
New Carlisle Public Library
111 E. Lake Ave
New Carlisle, OH 45344
The 21-7-acre New Carlisle Landfill is located at 715 North Dayton-Lakeview Road, approximately 1.5 miles south of city of New Carlisle in Clark County, Ohio. The site is bordered immediately on the west, northwest and north by property owned by Scarff's Nursery & Landscape; on the south by a parcel known as the Gastineau property, reported to be swampy and vacant; and on the east by North Dayton-Lakeview Road. The immediate area of the site is generally rural, with a few nearby residences, and an additional nursery, Meadow View Growers, northeast of the site.
From the mid-1950s until the early 1970s, the site served as a general solid waste landfill. During its operation, it received industrial, commercial and residential waste. The landfill was officially closed in 1977, after several years of inactivity, and has remained unused and undeveloped since closure. The total depth of waste at the landfill is reported to be 15 feet. The landfill is now covered with two to four feet of clay with a vegetative cover, but was not designed with a protective liner in the manner of today's modern landfills.
Groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, including vinyl chloride, have been detected beneath the landfill in ground water south of the landfill. This groundwater contamination could potentially migrate underground and pollute approximately 15 residential wells within a one-half mile radius of the landfill.
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All wellls along the migration path from the landfill, to a distance of approximately 3,000 feet south have been sampled. The landfill currently poses no public health hazard to nearby residents and workers at the Nursery property.