Definition of landfill
1 : an area built up by landfill
2 : a system of trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land —called also sanitary landfill
Examples of landfill in a Sentence
using landfill to dispose of trash
Part of the city was built on landfill.
Recent Examples of landfill from the Web
At issue is more than 1,000 cubic yards of radioactive oil and gas drilling waste that state officials say were brought into Kentucky illegally and dumped at the Estill landfill from July through November 2015.
That's good news for our landfills but bad news for our city budget.
For two weeks, striking workers blocked the entrances to garbage truck depots and landfills in Athens and around the country, and thousands of tons of refuse piled up around trash bins, rotting in the scorching heat.
The goal was to virtually eliminate placement of trash at landfills by 2040 and achieve a mandatory recycling rate of 65 percent by 2020.
Birmingham needs to expand its existing Eastern landfill by spring 2019 to accommodate the city's garbage, the public works director said.
Mexico’s winners — Ernesto Alonso, Tilo Daniel Hernández Cadena and José Luis Hernández García — proposed diverting plastic bottles from landfills by using them to make concrete, which also would reduce the use of sand and gravel.
Her body was found Wednesday afternoon in the Arlington landfill, about three miles southeast of her home, and was identified Thursday by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
A groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 15 will start the first phase of the gardens at the 23-acre former Ohio Street Dump and landfill.
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First Known Use of landfill
LANDFILL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of landfill for English Language Learners
: a system in which waste materials are buried under the ground
: an area where waste is buried under the ground
LANDFILL Defined for Kids
Definition of landfill for Students
1 : a system of garbage and trash disposal in which waste is buried between layers of earth
2 : an area built up by such a landfill
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