K&L Avenue Landfill
Community Involvement Coordinator
312-886-0725 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60725
Remedial Project Manager
MDEQ Environmental Response Division
(where to view written records)
Kalamazoo Public Library, Oshtemo Branch
7265 W. Main Street
The K&L Avenue Landfill is a former sanitary landfill in Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The site served as a local garbage dump for the Township from the 1960s until 1968, when it became the county sanitary landfill. Approximately five million cubic yards of solid waste were disposed at the site. The landfill was closed in 1979, after contaminants were found in residential wells.
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- Landfill Cap Construction Will Resume in Spring, fact sheet, March 2006 (PDF, 2pp, 140K)
- Landfill Cap Project Begins this Fall , August 2005 (PDF, 2pp, 125K)
- Proposed Changes Let Natural Processes Clean Pollution, fact sheet, April 2005 (PDF, 8pp, 323K)
- EPA Proposes Change to Cleanup Plan fact sheet, September 2002 (PDF, 10pp, 369K)
- Update Fact Sheet, October 2001 (PDF, 4pp, 205K)
- EPA Answers Questions Most Often Asked by Residents, December 1999 (PDF, 8pp, 347K)
- Crews Installing City Water to Residents Affected by Ground Water Contamination, August 1999 (PDF, 4pp, 257K)
- US EPA hosted a public meeting on April 20, 2005 to accept oral and written comments about proposed changes to the cleanup plan for the West KL Avenue Landfill site.
- US EPA hosted an open house on November 12, 2003, to answer questions about the site cleanup, including the extension of the municipal water systems to homes affected by the landfill.
- Availability Session November 28, 2001