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landfill

in environmental law, a site for the deposit of waste on to or into land where the site is a waste disposal site, or used for the storage of waste. The fact that a site for the deposit of waste is at the place of production of the waste does not prevent the site from being a landfill.
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Several other communities are said to be landfilling collected plastics.
The city's Parks and Recreation Department figures that by avoiding the costs of picking up trees, landfilling fees, and the costs of purchasing mulch for municipal parks, the city of Austin saved about $20,000 last year - and about 10,000 cubic yards of landfill space.
Since 1985, EPA has banned landfilling of solvents -- like benzene -- and required that new hazardous-waste landfills use multiple barriers of clay and synthetic materials.