Waste and Material Re-Use

Construction Materials

The Port of Longview frequently reuses project materials. This material might include clean fill, such as sand or concrete debris that is crushed and repurposed. Most recently, sheet metal and other materials from the Berth 4 demolition were recycled rather than going to a landfill. Re-use and recycling of materials helps the Port be cost effective in managing its resources.

Hazardous Wastes

The Port manages its hazardous wastes in compliance with state and federal laws. This means collecting, storing and disposing of wastes ranging from old lightbulbs to demolition materials. The Port is committed to handling and disposing residual materials appropriately and safely.

Residual Contaminant Sites

The Port has two legacy contamination cleanup sites, each with its own unique challenges. Both sites go way back to the beginning of the development of the City of Longview and the waterfront as an industrial engine for the region's growth. The sites are located in key areas the Port is planning for future development. Careful selection of remediation options is necessary to ensure the port district's assets are used to their highest value. The Port's success in a 2010 lawsuit leaves the Port in a good position to ensure that the contamination of these sites is remediated, the health and well-being of employees and constituents is protected and the future growth of the Port, and the use of its assets, are not constrained.

  • Treated Wood Products (TWP) Area: This site, located near the Port Mechanics Shop, will clean up chemicals associated with treating wood products. This area was utilized by International Paper (IP) for this process between 1937 and 1982. Initial contaminant containment was installed in 1998 and 1999, according to IP. 
  • Port of Longview TPH SiteThis site was used to transport and store petroleum products. Practices associated with the handling of petroleum and leaks from storage tanks and underground pipelines have contaminated soil and groundwater. Remedial actions are being designed and public comment is expected in 2023.