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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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To keep landfill contents from contaminating soils surrounding a waste disposal area, developers usually are required to install a lining composed of a less permeable material, such as clay.
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.
By boring ninety-foot-deep shafts into old landfills, Rathje and his team can collect samples and study how well waste is decomposing.
His team also detected lower concentrations of the less volatile monomethyl mercury in the landfill gas.
Landfill gas-to-energy projects, like the one Lucent is implementing, eliminate detrimental air emissions; prevent landfill methane from contributing to global climate changes; prevent methane from migrating off-site and becoming a safety hazard or odor problem; and provide local utilities, industries and consumers with a competitive source of energy.
The Wallkill site, the students discovered, is just one of 14,000 landfills across the United States.
How about "habitat islands" where trees and shrubs would be planted in small islands over the whole landfill, allowing nature and birds to fill in the rest, just as they did on the test site.
now collect only narrow-neck bottles, not mixed rigid plastics, after their 50,000-lb landfill debacle noted above.