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land·fill

 (lănd′fĭl′)
n.
1.
a. A site for the disposal of solid waste in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt.
b. The disposal of waste at such a site.
2.
a. The reclamation of land in low-lying areas by addition of gravel, rubble, or other loose material.
b. The material used for such reclamation.
tr.v. land·filled, land·fill·ing, land·fills
To dispose of (waste material) in a landfill.
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landfill

(ˈlændˌfɪl)
n
(Civil Engineering)
a. disposal of waste material by burying it under layers of earth
b. (as modifier): landfill sites.
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land•fill

(ˈlændˌfɪl)
n.
1. Also called sanitary landfill. a low area of land that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil.
2. the solid refuse itself.
v.i.
3. to create more usable land by this means.
v.t.
4. to build up (an area of land) by means of a landfill.
5. to use in a landfill.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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land·fill

(lănd′fĭl′)
A disposal site where solid waste, such as paper, glass, and metal, is buried between layers of dirt and other materials in such a way as to reduce contamination of the surrounding land. Modern landfills are often lined with layers of absorbent material and sheets of plastic to keep pollutants from leaking into the soil and water. Also called sanitary landfill.
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landfill

Disposal of hazardous or other waste by tipping it in a hole in the ground. Consequences can be an explosive methane build-up and contaminated water supplies.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landfill - a low area that has been filled inlandfill - a low area that has been filled in  
lowland - low level country
sanitary landfill - a low area where waste is buried between layers of earth
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Translations
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landfill

[ˈlændfɪl]
A. Nentierro m de basuras
B. CPD landfill site Nvertedero m de basuras
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The humming ceased by degrees, and the hive eventually yielded several pounds of the sweetest honey, with which Ned Land filled his haversack.
"Is the land filled on the other side of the Big River?" demanded the old man, solemnly, and without appearing to hearken to the other's question; "or why do I see a sight, I had never thought to behold again?"
This would save on land fill and the council could get a small amount of profit made on the sale to go back into our area.
The South East District land fill is expected to return to normalcy upon the acquisition of a new compactor in May.
The contractors are bound to carry out manual sweeping mechanical sweeping , mechanical washing of the roads , lifting of garbage from door to door free of cost in their assigned districts and to transfer to the Garbage Transfer Stations for further disposal to the land fill sites.
The study looked at fac tors such as the amount of sewage treatment plants, electrical substations, land fill sites and traffic.
He suggested that land fill sites were too far and this took time in dumping offal during Eidul Azha .
Funds amounting Rs.1000 million have been allocated for the infrastructure development of Sector I-15, Rs.500 million have been proposed for the construction of grade separation facility at intersection of 7th Avenue with Khayaban-e-Suharwardy and Kashmir Highway, Rs.100 million for construction of land fill site, Rs.100 million for construction of cultural complex at Shakarparian, Rs.100 million for construction of Service Road (South) of Blue Area, sector E-11 and Rs.100 million for provision of water and sewerage services in F-8/F-9, Blue Area.
The paper work on proposed project was initiated in 1996 with the financial assistance of JICA and at that time the Government of Japan and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) had also shown keen interest in the establishment of the land fill site project costing over Rs 1 billion in Islamabad to control growing environmental pollution.
NEIL VAUGHAN JONES .NATIONAL SALES MANAGER.: It can be hard for larger families to manage this even if they recycle as they should, a month between pick ups is along time, I think that it is vital that we reduce the waste we send to land fill and that we recycle all that we can, the responsibility of the planet is everyone's.
As part of its 'conscious' eco label (as modelled by actress Olivia Wilde, below) H&M is encouraging us not to let old clothes go to land fill - so even items with holes in that you can't eBay or give to a charity shop can now do something useful, like being made into cleaning cloths, or used as insulation.
Construction of a new cell (to use as safe underground land fill) at Al Khattara Sanitary Land Fill.

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