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
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.
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.
The biggest expenses the fund balance money will be used for are $225,000 in police overtime, $147,000 to the town capital project account and $95,000 for costs to close the town landfill off Granger Lane.
West Lake has made Bridgeton the kind of place where some parents drive their children to playgrounds far from the landfill.
In a memo to EPA staff last month, Mr. Pruitt announced a plan to reform the Superfund program created in 1980 and to accelerate the clean up of hazardous waste sites such as old industrial properties or landfills....
The EPA is revisiting tighter fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks as well as standards that would cut emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from existing municipal solid-waste landfills.
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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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