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landfill

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

[′lan‚fil]
(civil engineering)
Disposal of solid waste by burying in layers of earth in low ground.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

landfill

The disposal of garbage, refuse, and trash by burying it under layers of earth in low ground or in excavated pits.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'This led to an unsightly situation in and around the land fill and its adjoining environs,' Mr Segokgo stated.
In a year tankers would take away from each plant over [pounds sterling]5 million worth of recycled chemicals and each plant would save [pounds sterling]500,000 a year in land fill taxes alone.
Perhaps our Tory councillors should talk to their Euro MPs about the complete rejection (by 647 votes to 21) of the rebranding of waste incineration as an environmentally friendly alternative to land fill.
Rs.1000 million have been allocated for the infrastructure development of Sector I-15, Rs.500 million have been proposed for the construction of grade separation facility at intersection of 7thAvenue with Khayaban-e-Suharwardy and Kashmir Highway, Rs.100 million for construction of land fill site, Rs.100 million for construction of cultural complex at Shakarparian, Rs.100 million for construction of Service Road (South) of Blue Area, sector E-11 and Rs.100 million for provision of water and sewerage services in F-8/F-9, Blue Area.
KARACHI -- Sindh government has allocated a 100 acre plot in Hyderabad as dedicated land fill site for the city that generates 1500 tons of garbage on daily basis.
Mr John Mason, prosecuting, told Birmingham Crown Court it could take several hundred years for the power in the gauges, the size of footballs and weighing almost 40lbs, to decay enough to be safely deposited in a land fill site.
He directed the Assistant Commissioner of Mauripur to ensure that immediate ban is imposed on throwing garbage in the area close to base premises coupled with mandatory certificate provision for each of the garbage disposal vans carrying waste to land fill sites.
ISLAMABAD, July 02, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Kuri Land Fill project of CDA for the removal of garbage has been shelved.

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