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Encyclopedia Articles (6)

1,032 words, approx. 4 pages
Landfill The term sanitary landfill was first used in the 1930s to refer to the compacting of solid waste materials. Initially adopted by New York City and Fresno, California, the sanitary landfill us... Read more
1,141 words, approx. 4 pages
Landfill Surface water, oceans and landfills are traditionally the main repositories for society's solid and hazardous waste. Landfills are located in excavated areas such as sand and gravel ... Read more
63 words, approx. 1 pages
Soil Liner One of the requirements of modern sanitary landfills is that a soil liner be placed on top of the existing soil. Liners are needed to prevent the penetration of landfill leachate into the s... Read more
751 words, approx. 3 pages
Solid Waste Landfilling The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) defines solid waste as garbage, refuse, sludge from sewage treatment plants, ash from incinerators, mining waste, constructi... Read more
96 words, approx. 1 pages
Tipping Fee The fee charged by the owner or operator of a landfill for the acceptance of a unit weight or volume of solid waste for disposal, usually done by the truckload. The tipping fee is passed b... Read more
467 words, approx. 2 pages
Landfill A landfill is a large area of land or an excavated site that is designed and built to receive wastes. There were 3,536 active municipal landfills in the United States in 1995 according to the... Read more