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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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The city's Parks and Recreation Department figures that by avoiding the costs of picking up trees, landfilling fees, and the costs of purchasing mulch for municipal parks, the city of Austin saved about $20,000 last year - and about 10,000 cubic yards of landfill space.
Since 1985, EPA has banned landfilling of solvents -- like benzene -- and required that new hazardous-waste landfills use multiple barriers of clay and synthetic materials.