- The definition of a landfill is a place where garbage is buried under the soil.
An example of a landfill is a place designated as the destination of loaded garbage trunks.
A landfill site.
landfill definition by Webster's New World
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- the disposal of garbage, rubbish, etc. by burying it under soil or earth
- a place used for this purpose
- garbage, rubbish, etc. so disposed of
landfill definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A method of solid waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt so as to fill in or reclaim low-lying ground.
- A site used for or reclaimed by such disposal.
- To dispose of (waste material) in a landfill.
- To fill in or reclaim (land) by this method.
To dispose of refuse or reclaim land by filling in low-lying ground.
landfill - Science Definition
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.