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.
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.
Sam Shipp, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7942
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