Holland Board of Public Works closing Zeeland Twp. landfill

Ottawa County
Excavator digs at Zeeland Township landfill

A courtesy photo shows the Zeeland Township landfill, which is slated to close Dec. 31, 2019. (Holland Sentinel)

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The Holland Board of Public Works is shutting down a landfill in Zeeland Township.

HBPW says the low hazard industrial landfill on 56th Avenue near Adams Street will be completely closed by Dec. 31. Contractors are already winding down operations at the site — a project that is expected to cost about $900,000.

The one-cell landfill was built in 1992 to hold ash waste from the now-defunct James DeYoung coal power plant. Some sludge from the city’s water reclamation and water treatment facilities was also disposed of at the site. However, the landfill hasn’t been used since June 2018, according to the HBPW.

The landfill’s cell is lined with clay to prevent any of the waste from leaking. Contractors will similarly cap the landfill with clay before covering it with topsoil and seeding it for grass. The HBPW tells the Holland Sentinel there are no immediate plans for the site.

HBPW says groundwater monitoring will continue at the site for 30 years after the landfill closes, as required by state law.

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