Final Plan of Remedial Action for Taylor Landfill (DE-0089)

Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances

Published: June 21, 2023

The Department has adopted a plan regarding the clean-up of the Taylor Landfill Site located in Newark. The Site was used as a gravel pit during the 1970s, a solid waste landfill in the 1980s, and more recently as a residence and RV storage business. The Site requires:

  1. Submittal and approval of a Remedial Action Work Plan which addresses methane mitigation measures, capping and excavation of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated soil, and maintaining the existing final cover over the former landfill area,
  2. Capping of a portion of the Site with at least one foot of clean fill or impervious material,
  3. Development and implementation of a Contaminated Materials Management Plan (CMMP) and Long-Term Stewardship (LTS) Plan,
  4. Recording of an Environmental Covenant which restricts the site to non-residential use, prevents interference with the remedy, limits groundwater withdrawal, and requires compliance with the CMMP and LTS Plan, and
  5. Submittal of a Remedial Action Completion Report.

DNREC issued a public notice of the Proposed Plan for the Taylor Landfill Site on May 24, 2023. There were no comments or questions from the public regarding the Proposed Plan. Details of the Final Plan are available online at:

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Gordon, Project Manager at (302) 395-2600 or via email at