sanitary fill

noun

Definition of sanitary fill

: the disposition of garbage by spreading in layers and covering with ashes or dirt to a depth sufficient to control rats, flies, and odors

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“Sanitary fill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sanitary%20fill. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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