Interstate 82 Exit 33A Yakima City Landfill
Interstate 82, Yakima, WA 98901


Ecology is providing an opportunity for the public to comment on the Interim Action Work Plan for the Site identified by Ecology as the “Interstate 82 Exit 33A Yakima City Landfill” located at 805 North 7th Street, Yakima.  An Interim Action is a partial or short-term cleanup of the contamination at the site.  It's meant to reduce or eliminate exposure to harmful contaminants while a long-term plan is worked on.
Ecology is asking for your comments on the Interim Action Work Plan. You are invited to:

Review the "Interim Action Work Plan - Roadway Project, Closed City of Yakima Landfill Site, Yakima, Washington," dated July 29, 2019

Send your comments to Ecology for consideration.  Comments will be accepted December 31, 2019 through January 29, 2020.  You may also submit your comments online.

The Interim Action Work Plan is available for review below and at the “View Electronic Documents” link in the right navigation pane.  This document is also available for review at the repository location listed in the right navigation pane.  Please submit any comments and technical questions to Frank Winslow, Site Manager, at Ecology's Central Regional Office.

Para asistencia en español:  To request materials in a format for the visually impaired, visit, call Ecology at (360) 407-7668, Relay Service 711, or TTY 877-833-6341.


The Site is an old City of Yakima Landfill located in the south-east comer of the former Boise Cascade log yard, next to exit 33A off of Interstate 82.  The landfill was closed circa 1972. 

In 1996, the Department of Transportation began building an off ramp from Interstate 82 (exit 33A). During construction, the old landfill was "rediscovered". Testing of the soil/garbage near the groundwater in the landfill detected diesel and heavy oil range TPH.

In May 1997, Yakima Health District conducted a Site Hazard Assessment which included sampling down-gradient groundwater.  Lead and chromium were found above cleanup levels.

After a Site Hazard Assessment, the Site was ranked a “5” on the Hazardous Sites List. The Hazardous Sites List is a statewide list of contaminated properties.  Sites can be ranked from a “1” to “5”.  A rank of “1” is the highest level of environmental concern compared to other sites on the List, and a rank of “5” is the lowest.



Map showing site location as Yakima County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 1927

Cleanup Site ID: 3853

Yakima, Yakima County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
DECEMBER 31, 2019 - JANUARY 30, 2020

Frank Winslow
Site Manager
(509) 454-7835

Rhonda Luke
Public Involvement Coordinator
(509) 454-7838

Document Repositories:

Central Regional Office
1250 W Alder St
Union Gap, 98903-0009

Yakima Valley Regional Library
102 N 3rd St
Yakima, 98901