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Eldridge Landfill Cleanup

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Project Overview: EC-0015

The Eldridge Municipal Landfill site is about 19,000 square feet in Little Squalicum Park in Bellingham, west of the Bellingham Technical College campus parking lot.

In the mid- to late 1930s, the City of Bellingham used the area, now part of the park, as a landfill for burning and burying local municipal waste. The landfill operated for only a few years.

The Department of Ecology (DOE) is coordinating with the City and Environmental Protection Agency on cleanup of both the Eldridge Landfill and Little Squalicum Cleanup Site.

Update - October 2011

Accomplishments: Initial landfill cleanup substantially complete.

Next Milestones:  Park restoration and construction close-out, followed by on-going monitoring. Complete an environmental study of the landfill site and determine if additional cleanup work is needed. Ecology expects to issue the resulting report for public review in 2012.

Affected Neighborhoods


Project Manager

Sam Shipp, P.E.
Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7942
Email Public Works

Project Details

Construction Photographs

Cleanup Old Bottle Old bottle Clean up After the Cleanup Trail Trail Trail Restoration Landscaping


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