Atlanta, GA. – May 14, 2018 – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has selected ClosureTurf ®, an engineered turf closure system by Watershed Geo, for the final closure of the Camden Industrial Waste Landfill located approximately 90 miles west of Nashville in Benton County, TN.

The Camden Landfill, formerly known as EWS Landfill, was previously owned and operated by Environmental Waste Solutions.  The company filed bankruptcy and ultimately abandoned the site on April 14, 2017, failing to meet both approved operational and design plans.  Specifically, site conditions consisted of excess leachate collection in cells and overfilled waste in multiple areas.  On April 17th, 2017 TDEC assumed operations and is now in the closure phase of two cells.

Watershed Geo’s CEO and President, Mike Ayers, stated, “ClosureTurf was selected for the most challenging parts of the site closure because of the steep slopes. Our product eliminates the need for significant soil import and regrading of the slopes. Using ClosureTurf allows the cells to be closed in their current state, providing additional cost savings and environmental benefits.”

ClosureTurf was installed in 2012 in an initial closure phase and has performed exceptionally well. Construction on the final phase with ClosureTurf is underway and expected to be completed by late summer/early fall, bringing the total system use at this site to approximately five acres.

About Watershed Geo

Watershed Geo is an environmental solutions company offering unparalleled options for every phase of landfill closure. Through best-in-class materials and extreme engineering, Watershed Geo products deliver improved safety and reduced environmental impact while limiting the long-term costs associated with landfill management. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga.  Click here to see a map of projects across the US.

Watershed Geo products include:

  • ClosureTurf®, a final closure system for municipal, industrial and coal combustion residual landfill/impoundment final closures
  • HydroTurf®, an advanced revetment technology for high hydraulic shear protection in down chutes perimeter channels, bench drains, outfall structures, slopes and basins
  • VersaCap®, an intermediate cover for odor prevention, emission control and leachate reduction
  • EasyFlow, A surficial gas landfill management system
  • Solatics®, a solar solution for closure and beneficial land reuse

The company can be found on the web at WatershedGeo and on LinkedIn.