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Compounders Inc Site

Site Contact:
Michael Mannino


Site Location:
15 Marl Road
Howell Twp, NJ 07727
NRC#: 1360151

Howell Township Fire Departments were dispatched to 15 Marl Road to perform an investigation after calls reporting smoke in the area on February 9, 2023. Upon arriving, the Fire Departments discovered ongoing burning of materials inside of an old still in which a door had been cut. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire.   

Upon seeing the condition of the site, firefighters called for Howell Township Office of Emergency Response (HTOER). After seeing the numerous drums and smelling a chemical odor, HTOER requested Monmouth County Department of Health (MCDOH) for a potential hazardous materials response. Upon arrival, MCDOH began an investigation of the area. MCDOH and HTOER discovered large quantities of 55-gallon drums, along with smaller quantities of various other containers around the site. MCDOH and HTOER noted many spills along the ground, open drums, and drums present in the old still on site. In addition to the drums inside the still, there appeared to be evidence of solid waste and wooden pallets, showing evidence of burning. MCDOH then requested the presence of NJDEP Bureau of Emergency Response (DEPBER) who responded to the site.

The site appears to be the former location of Compounders Inc. It is estimated from reports from HTOER that the facility at one point manufactured a number of chemical compounds, most likely for use in glues and adhesives. It appears at some point, the company moved on to manufacturing asphalts that were loaded into trucks for use.