The site at 301 Bank St. was formerly an unregulated junkyard and dump site for the metal recycling facility nearby. Open burning dumpsters disposing of wire insulation, and unregulated industrial use led to contaminants migrating all around the area. In 2013, some initial cleanup was done nearby.
In 2017, The NYSDEC initiated further cleanup of the City of Batavia property. The goal was to effectively remove the contaminated soil, and restore the property with clean soil. NW Contracting was contracted to perform this work, with oversight from and inspection by both NYSDEC and a third-party consultant.