- disposal of garbage, rubbish, etc. by burying it under soil or earth
- a place used for this purpose
- garbage, rubbish, etc. so disposed of
A landfill site.
An example of a landfill is a place designated as the destination of loaded garbage trunks.
- 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.
- 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.
transitive verbland·filled, land·fill·ing, land·fills
(third-person singular simple present landfills, present participle landfilling, simple past and past participle landfilled)
- Taking things that too often get thrown away, even when they can be recycled, Ecoist saw a way of turning those items from landfill to high style, while also creating great jobs and promoting awareness of sustainability.
- Of the 2.25 million tons of electronic waste reaching the end of their useful lives, only 18 percent (414,000 tons) was recycled and 82 percent (1.84 million tons) was disposed in such a way that it probably ended up in a landfill.
- Schools in particular can benefit from purchasing reconditioned helmets as part of the uniforms for the boys-they keep a large number out of the landfill at once and they often have strict budgets to work with.
- By recycling your bra, you could uplift the spirits, self esteem, and of course, the breasts, of another deserving woman or girl--and avoid further clogging the landfill with items that can be used elsewhere.
- Post-consumer: Post-consumer paper encompasses all of your office paper trash that ordinarily would have ended upon a landfill, packing and shipping boxes, cardboard, and various newsprint as in newspapers.