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a low area that has been filled in

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Most landfills are fundamentally anaerobic because they are compacted so tightly that any biodegradation takes place very slowly.
GLENDALE -- The City Council is considering expanding the Scholl Canyon Landfill, a move intended to postpone when the city will need to haul away garbage by rail and triple the cost of waste disposal.
The different materials going into C&D and MSW landfills require different techniques on how they are placed in the landfill cell, says Dr.
Landfills above a certain size are now required to burn their methane emissions on-site.
But is the lead that is actually in landfills a health threat?
By boring ninety-foot-deep shafts into old landfills, Rathje and his team can collect samples and study how well waste is decomposing.
To probe which form is made in landfills, Lindberg and his coworkers collected gases destined for flaring.
The Landfill Methane Outreach Program's (LMOP's) Opportunities for Landfill Gas Energy Recovery is a reference book describing landfills within certain states, and it can help practitioners determine whether a candidate landfill ripe for energy recovery is located nearby.
government passed laws requiring that (poisonous, cancer-causing, or radio-active refuse) be in landfills built plastic or clay The liners are supposed to prevent wastes from leaking the dump sites.
American Forests' Global ReLeaf Forests program has been turning trash into treasures by regreening closed landfills with trees on sites in Louisiana, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.
Starting about six months ago, waste haulers say, low-value curbside materials like commingled bales of bottles and film began quietly disappearing into landfills.
Phase C--Testing of existing foundry landfills and/or large-scale test landfills to determine the ability of laboratory leaching test methods to predict field leaching.
For years, landfill managers assumed that the piles of paper products, yard wastes and food scraps they buried in landfills decomposed readily.
Two solid waste landfills are about to take center stage in the ultimate recycling project - using the landfill gas generated from decomposing organic waste to produce renewable energy.
s refuse to landfills outside city limits and eventually wean the city off the dump.