Pennsylvania & Fountain Avenue Landfills

Since 2009, LKB has been providing all post-closure oversight and consulting services for these two New York City landfills, which total 400 acres in area, and recently received the highest possible performance rating and a contract extension from the City. LKB’s services on these two adjacent sites include: oversight of the operation, maintenance and monitoring contractor, coordination with state and federal regulatory agencies, preparation of new contracts, database management, community participation and public outreach, and landfill security. LKB efforts have led to both sites being reclassified from Class 2 sites to Class 4 sites by the NYSDEC, modernization of the post-closure monitoring and reporting procedures utilized at the sites, a 75% reduction in the scope of post-closure groundwater monitoring and reporting at both sites, approval to bypass the groundwater/leachate pretreatment facility at Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill, greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting in compliance with 40 CFR Part 98 Subpart HH at Fountain Avenue Landfill, and development of an EQuIS environmental database for both sites. LKB is currently assisting the NYCDEP in designing and overseeing repairs at both landfills due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, as well as, the New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation in transitioning the landfill into a passive park.

Services Provided

Environmental Engineering & Sciences


Brooklyn, NY


New York City Department of Environmental Protection