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landfills
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
A site where solid waste materials are disposed of on land - supposedly in a manner which prevents their escape into-or pollution of-the surrounding environment. The waste is spread in layers, then compacted to the smallest practical volume and covered with compacted soil at the end of each working day.
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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Used For
land fills
sanitary landfill
sanitary landfills
Broader Term
waste disposal sites
Related Term
ash dumps
landfill leachates
Spanish
vertederos
Term Number
49165