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Central States Disposal Site | Solid Waste Site

Location:

Central States Shingle Recycling LLC
Illegal Solid Waste Landfill Disposal Site
23570 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona  85085

Discovery Date:

November 2015

Contaminants of Concern (COCs):

Asphaltic roofing shingles and non-friable asbestos containing materials

Affected Media:

Soil

What Are My Health Risks?

For Soil | There is little to no health risk unless there is contact with skin or ingestion of contaminated soil.

Site Summary:

Industrial lot where approximately 200,000 tons of asphalt roofing shingles and associated roofing debris containing non-friable asbestos have been abandoned from recycling efforts. Instead of depositing debris in local landfill, efforts to recycle materials for economic value was completed by two companies, Central States Shingle Recycling LLC and JLM Enterprises Inc., generators of the deposited waste.  Generators had various operations throughout the valley for waste deposit and recycling process from 2000 to 2005. This site is a result of various deposited materials being consolidated. Operations ceased due to possible air quality emissions of asbestos; a hazardous air pollutant under the Federal EPA Clean Air Act, and the recycling product decreasing in value. Recycling operations ceased and remaining materials still remain on-site. The comingled pile is currently contained and secure from public access. This waste is considered a solid waste and requires disposal in an approved disposal facility by EPA and state standards.

Corrective Actions: 

  • ADEQ has issued three Notices of Violation (NOVs) to the generators of the material, and two to the property owner in December 2015 and December 2016
  • The City Of Phoenix has issued citation for code violations in February 2017
  • The City Of Phoenix, ADEQ and the Attorney General's office is working with the property owner to have the remaining materials removed from the site