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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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Total quantity or scope: The execution works provide closure of 11 landfills in Arad - otherwise executed , as follows :
Wilkening was entitled to the $1 per ton fee from the second landfill because Veolia Evergreen Landfill told the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that the landfill was intended "'to serve as a continuation of landfilling for the Pecan Row Landfill once that landfill reaches capacity" and that "both landfills will handle the same waste stream in succession from Pecan Row Landfill to Evergreen Landfill," the court opinion said.
But there is little chance that the sun will reach material buried dozens of feet deep in a landfill.
The 300-acre landfill in the canyons north of Glenoaks Boulevard is expected to reach capacity by 2020, but a proposal to pile trash to about 1,700 feet -- about 175 feet higher than the current permit allows -- could extend that by 12-15 years.
Today there are over six hundred other landfills across the country that are considering using the EnergyXchange model to develop their own projects.
California already bans disposal of CRTs and televisions in household waste landfills.
Plastic is different from paper in that it does well in landfills.
The new study offers "the first real evidence that landfills might be a major source," he says.
Review EPA's Opportunities for Landfill Gas Energy Recovery landfill profiles for your state (where available) to locate nearby landfills that are possible candidates for energy recovery.
But the truth surfaced recently when their local cable channel aired a dramatic documentary revealing the troublesome contents of a local landfill (a waste-burial site), which closed down 21 years ago.