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sanitary landfill:see solid wastesolid waste,
discarded materials other than fluids. In the United States in 1996, nearly 210 million tons—about 4.3 lb. (2 kg) per person daily (up from 2.7 lb./1.2 kg in 1960)—were collected and disposed of by municipalities.
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sanitary landfill[′san·ə‚ter·ē ′lan‚fil]
The disposal of garbage by spreading it in layers covered with soil or ashes to a depth sufficient to control rats, flies, and odors.
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Garbage that is buried to a depth which is sufficient to control vermin, odors, etc.
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