landfill & development co.

2023 RTE 38

The Landfill and Development Company site is a 200 acre landfill located in the Townships of Mount Holly and Eastampton, Burlington County, New Jersey. The site is located on the north side of Route38, approximately one mile east of Route 206. Beginning in the early 1940's, the site was operated as a sand and gravel pit. The first waste disposal activities were initiated at the site in 1962, with the disposal of demolition debris. In 1968, disposal of municipal refuse, industrial and commercial solid waste and treated sewage sludge began. Landfilling activities continued until 1986. In the late 1990's the landfill closure was completed, including a clay liner, a leachate collection system and a methane gas collection system. Over 20,000 people live within 2 miles of the site. Fifty homes are located within 500 feet of the site. There are eighteen wells located down gradient of the landfill, but only two of the wells are currently used for drinking water (these two wells are completed in the uncontaminated Englishtown aquifer). Residents that are not on public water are being supplied with bottled drinking water. The landfill is within the drainage basin of Rancocas Creek. The Smithville Canal is within the flood plain of the creek and discharges into it. Smithville Lake is located 1,600 feet away from the site. All of these bodies of water are used for recreational activities. Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through State and potentially responsible party actions.

Hazardous Ranking Score

34 / 100

A score of 28.5 or higher qualifies a site for the Superfund National Priority List.

Regional Contact

Region 2
Phone: (877) 251-4575

Contact Region



Site Inspection
Preliminary Assessment
Final Listing On NPL

Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


        African American
        American Indian and Alaska Native
        Native Hawaiian


        People living
        within a 1 mile radius


        Average Income


        Occupied homes

        Potentially Responsible Parties

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