Berrien County Landfill

Find Berrien County Michigan landfills and dumps. Landfills provide information on dump stations, transfer stations, waste management, trash disposal, hazardous waste, and sanitation.


Berrien County Landfill 1540 Mayflower Road Niles MI 49120 269-695-2500


Three Oaks Landfill 8230 West Forest Lawn Road Three Oaks MI 49128 269-756-9252

Watervliet Landfill 3290 Hennessey Road Watervliet MI 49098 269-463-5588

About Landfills

How are Landfills funded?

Landfills typically charge tip fees from haulers that transport waste to the Landfill. The tip fee is a per ton fee. Tip fees are usually negotiated as a part of multi-year contracts for large customers, while a fluctuating spot-market rate is charged to other customers.

What happens to a Landfill after it is closed?

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act sets the requirements for closing and capping Landfills that have reached their permitted capacity. Regulations also require that Landfills be maintained and monitored for thirty years following closure. Many closed Landfills eventually become parks, soccer fields, or passive recreation sites.

How many Landfills are there in the U.S.?

There are over 3,000 active landfills and approximately 10,000 landfills that have been permanently closed in the U.S. Many states have stopped permitting new Landfills and disposal options are becoming more limited as existing Landfills reach capacity.