Cleanup at Lowry Landfill is a public-private partnership between regulatory agencies, local governments and private entities. In addition to this website, therefore—which is maintained by Waste Management and the City and County of Denver—citizens who are interested in learning more about Lowry Landfill can consult the following websites maintained by our partner organizations:
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – General Superfund Page: “Superfund” is the name given to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s program to address abandoned hazardous waste sites. Learn about Superfund activities in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Lowry Landfill Page: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lowry Landfill page includes a complete history of the Lowry Landfill site, a description of cleanup efforts and achievements, and a repository of site-related documents.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Lowry Landfill Record of Decision: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Record of Decision outlines and describes prescribed remedies at Lowry Landfill. Download the entire document, or read an abstract summary.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Lowry Landfill Page: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment maintains a Lowry Landfill web page that includes a site summary, a description of environmental concerns and an overview of current activity.
- Tri-County Health Department: The Tri-County Health Department serves the residents of Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas Counties with information about public health and environmental concerns.
- City and County of Denver: In addition to this website, the City and County of Denver maintains a Lowry Landfill web page on its own website that includes basic background information about the site.
- Former Lowry Bombing and Gunnery Range: The 92-square-mile Former Lowry Bombing and Gunnery Range is located in Arapahoe County, about 20 miles southeast of Denver. Opened in 1942 as an Army Airfield, it’s since been designated a Formerly Used Defense Site as part of a federal program that addresses risks to human health and the environment due to past military activities in an area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently addressing contamination issues at the site, and commercial and residential development is underway in and around it.
- Lowry Redevelopment/Vista: Located on the site of the former Lowry Air Force Base, the Lowry Redevelopment Area is a developing mixed-use, master-planned community located about 15 minutes from downtown Denver. Neither the Air Force Base when it was active nor the current Lowry Redevelopment Area has any relation to the Lowry Landfill, which is located about 15 miles away from the community.
- Plains Conservation Center: The Plains Conservation Center is an outdoor education facility and state-designated natural area consisting of two sites totaling approximately 8,894 acres—one in Aurora and one near the Arapahoe County/Elbert County line south of Strasburg, Colo.