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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 attractiveness of landfill gas as a fuel source also depends on how much the facility pays for fuel, and the potential savings expected from using landfill gas.
The Wallkill site, the students discovered, is just one of 14,000 landfills across the United States.
Last year, North Dakota schoolchildren received a lesson in ecology and stewardship by planting several hardwood species on a landfill there under the guidance of the Greater Grand Forks Arbor Day Committee.
In 1963, the BKK Landfill began operating as a municipal solid waste landfill.
Starting about six months ago, waste haulers say, low-value curbside materials like commingled bales of bottles and film began quietly disappearing into landfills.
These are the so-called mono-landfill criteria used to evaluate the impact of foundry waste landfills on groundwater quality, support mono-landfills and ascertain the suitability of wastes for construction purposes.
Soon the struggle over the landfill grabbed headlines in The New York Times and other major print media outlets.
One of several falcons provided by the trainer is turned loose at the landfill at various times during the week to go after the sea gulls attracted by the garbage.
Spear Associates, to create H2S in a landfill environment five basic circumstances are necessary: First, a sulfur source has to be present, which is represented by the calcium sulfate in the gypsum, and then an anaerobic environment, which is possible in a landfill with a good, tight cover.
To meet the rapidly expanding market for native southern Appalachian ornamental species like rhododendrons and azaleas, six greenhouses are heated with landfill methane and used as growing spaces for these valuable native plants.
engineer is researching the potential environmental fate of the lead found in electronics sent to landfills.
Understanding what kind of waste makes it into our landfills can help us answer the paper versus plastic question.