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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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If there are any objections to the proposed site, we will try to remove them,' he said, adding that the issue of a landfill site is important and needs special attention.
The Mwakirunge dumpsite in Mombasa town was initially meant to become a sanitary landfill but ended up being a dumpsite.Contrary to what Kenyans have come to believe on the existence of sanitary landfills, a well-managed landfill would be beneficial to those neighbouring it in very many ways.
IPM is also expected to comply with the following: refrain from dumping solid waste in the landfill, institute rehabilitation of the facility, submit the detailed SCRP and abide by the existing rules and regulations of existing environmental laws.
CLF is taking a multi-pronged approach to solving the problem, starting with fighting proposed expansions of the state's dirtiest and most dangerous landfills and incinerators, including Casella Waste's Southbridge Landfill and Wheelabrator's Saugus Ash Landfill.
The municipality announced Wednesday that the road to the town's landfill had been closed to trucks, precipitating the waste management company's decision to halt trash collection.
That prospect has locals on edge, and they say the landfill will make their community a dumping ground for toxic waste from around the country and Mexico.
The NGT's direction came while hearing a petition filed by the Centre for Wildlife and Environmental Litigation, an NGO, seeking a scientific analysis of all the three landfill sites at Ghazipur in East Delhi, Bhalswa ( North West Delhi) and Okhla ( South Delhi).
Vapors rising through the landfill may be seeping through the plastic liner or finding holes that have developed in the liner.
Regulatory and voluntary programs, including the EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program, have helped reduce emissions from landfills by 30% from 1990-2012, the agency claims, further maintaining that, without additional restrictions, methane emissions are projected to increase through 2030.
Acting Director for the Niagara County Refuse Disposal District, Dawn Timm, estimates that capping will run about $1 million for the C&D landfill once it is filled.
The Landfill Directive requires standards for landfills to prevent adverse effects on human health, water, soil and air.
In January last year, Dubai Municipality commissioned its first landfill gas recovery facility and flare at its Al Qusais Landfill site.