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 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.
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.
The vessels brought eager prospectors to San Francisco during the California Gold Rush, only to be mostly abandoned and later covered up by landfill as the city grew like crazy in the late 1800s.
Also in development is Freshkills Park, a longterm landfill reclamation project, which when finally complete in 2036 will be almost three times the size of Central Park.
But a big problem is lurking behind these seemingly innocuous developments: Too many broken things end up in landfills.
But city front-end loaders scraped together unattended piles of belongings and garbage and dropped them in a dump truck destined for the landfill.
A fine artist who’s also experimented with political street art, Gillette paints peppy Disney imagery on the walls surrounding these ramshackle shanty towns, vast landfills and outdoor toilets.
A huge chunk of the 24 million tons of plastic that Americans toss each year would end up in backyard com-posters instead of 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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