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landfill

a. disposal of waste material by burying it under layers of earth
b. (as modifier): landfill sites

landfill

[′lan‚fil]
(civil engineering)
Disposal of solid waste by burying in layers of earth in low ground.

landfill

The disposal of garbage, refuse, and trash by burying it under layers of earth in low ground or in excavated pits.
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SIDON, Lebanon: Local residents of Sidon welcomed Tuesday the completion of a yearlong project to transform the city's notorious "trash mountain" into a modern landfill and, eventually, a public park.
He joined Modern Landfill in 1996 as general manager.
Open, burning dumps on the edge of town were a common sight and public health officials led the move toward setting the standards that would eventually lead to the modern landfill.
The company is a pioneer in modern landfill technology: 20 years of experience and over 125 landfill operations nationwide.
CENTRAL -- FR&S Landfill, Berks County; Modern Landfill, York County.
While it is true that older landfills are not as well designed as modern landfills and, therefore, carry a higher risk of causing a public health problem, curbside recycling will do nothing to address that issue.
In Hong Kong, Swire SITA operates WENT and NENT, two of the largest and most modern landfills in the world.
As to prevention, the non-profit public health and safety agency, NSF International, urges individuals to not use their toilets or sinks to dispose of unused medications and to opt for the garbage instead; most modern landfills are lined to keep such contaminants inside.
landfills, it appears that many used electronics end up in countries without either modern landfills or with considerably less protective environmental regulations.
In addition, it also appears that geosynthetics are the primary construction material required to accomplish current designs at modern landfills.

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