This web site is a source of news and information about the West KL Avenue Landfill Site for residents of Oshtemo Township and surrounding communities. This website has been prepared and is maintained by the KLA Group which consists of Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, the City of Kalamazoo, and the Upjohn Company.

The West KL Avenue Landfill is located in Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. The West KL Avenue Landfill was operated as a private landfill from approximately 1950 to1960, as a township landfill from the early 1960s to1968, and as a county landfill until 1979. The landfill was closed in 1979 and was added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Priorities List in 1982.

To protect human health and the environment, the KLA Group is working in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to investigate and address environmental impacts associated with the landfill.


The KLA Group continues to actively work with USEPA, EGLE, and other stakeholders, to ensure that remediation efforts are protective of human health and the environment. The KLA Group is committed to implementing a site remediation program that is responsive to stakeholder input and concerns. Additional details regarding the status of the site and ongoing activities can be found on the Progress page. For information on the Groundwater Restricted Zone or GRZ, visit the Public Water page.