The property owner’s family purchased the land in 1985 and
lived and ran a business on the five acre property. They operated a plumbing company
using the land for material storage as well as leasing a portion of the land to
a construction company to store heavy machinery. In 2009, the property
owner leased a portion of the land to another individual who used the land as primarily electronics recycling facility, but had taken other hazardous waste with the intentions of recycling them under the business name E-Cycle NW. The land
is no longer being leased for such activity. The business became the primary
electronic waste recycling location for the region. Electronics and other
recyclable goods were collected and stored by E-Cycle NW. However, when the
business closed in 2017, a stockpile of the materials and electronics was
abandoned on the Site by the business.
On July 25, 2019, Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) sent a formal
written request letter to the EPA for assistance with the removal of the
abandoned hazardous waste located on site of the former business E-Cycle NW.