Former EWS Class II Landfill

The EWS – Camden Class II Landfill (IDL030000212) is located in Benton County at 200 Omar Circle, Camden, Tennessee.

Environmental Waste Solutions, LLC (EWS) held a solid waste disposal permit for this facility, but the permit was terminated on July 7, 2017. The termination process was initiated by TDEC after EWS ceased all facility operations and abandoned the site on April 14, 2017, thus failing to enact closure activities to prevent the releases of solid wastes, solid waste constituents, landfill gases and other potentially harmful materials to the environment. TDEC concluded that EWS failed to adhere to its approved operations and design plans by allowing leachate to collect in cells and overfilling waste in multiple locations. Additional information on the facility's permit history can be found on the Solid Waste Dataviewer.

TDEC assumed operations at the landfill on Monday April 17, 2017 and since then has been operating the facility, including the leachate collection systems, landfill gas management system, and the environmental monitoring systems. TDEC now plans to close both landfill cells in Spring 2018. 

TDEC would like to provide Camden citizens information regarding these activities.  Update emails and other information have been collected below for easy reference. 

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  • Vegetation watering system
    Vegetation growth on industrial waste cell after approximately 2 months
  • Vegetation established
    Fully established vegetative growth on industrial waste cell (Note watering system used to promote growth)
  • Close up of completed work on industrial waste cell
    Second view of industrial waste cell's newly placed grass seed, fertilizer, straw, and matting
  • Close up of work on industrial waste cell
    Close up of industrial waste cell storm water control feature and newly placed grass seed, fertilizer, straw, and matting
  • Leachate management
    TDEC constructed leachate storage with plastic lined containment used for aluminum processing waste cell leachate management
  • Clay soil on APWC
    3 to 5 feet of compacted clay soil placed on aluminum processing waste cell to prevent odor and precipitation infiltration
  • Vegetation
    Newly established vegetation on industrial waste cell
  • Leachate piping
    Completed view of aboveground IWC leachate piping (inspection cap on end)
  • Leachate piping
    Aboveground construction of dual walled industrial waste cell leachate piping
  • Filter press
    Filter press used for industrial waste cell leachate management
  • Top soil placement
    Placement of top soil on clay to support vegetative layer
  • Clay placement
    Placement of additional clay on aluminum processing waste cell
  • Clay placement
    Continuing placement of clay on the industrial waste cell
  • Clay placement
    Continuing placement of clay on the industrial waste cell
  • Clay layer
    Close-up of first lift of clay layer placed on the industrial waste cell
  • Clay placement
    Continuing placement of clay on the industrial waste cell
  • Clay placement
    Initial placement of clay on the industrial waste cell
  • containment berm construction progress
    Further progress on containment berm in industrial waste cell leachate management area
  • Containment berm construction
    TDEC constructing containment berm in industrial waste cell leachate management area
  • Containment berm construction
    TDEC surveying landfill to determine existing grades upon assuming operation after bankruptcy
  • Landfill Information
  • Closure Delay
  • TDEC Management Updates
  • Ground Water Monitoring Reports